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Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4710 on: February 21, 2018, 02:47:52 PM »
I donít remember the guys name but when Billy Graham first started his best friend was his partner in evangelism. They preached and travelled the country together. Somewhere early on the friend decided he was either an aetheist or agnostic.

Lee Stroebel interviewed him (kind of on his deathbed) for the premise of his book ďA Case for FaithĒ. Itís been awhile but I thought it was a good book.  A great follow up to ďA Case for Christ ď.

Wish I could remember the guy's name.  There was a Billy Graham biographical film a few years ago which highlighted the split between the two.  Thanks for the recommendation.

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« Reply #4711 on: February 21, 2018, 02:50:30 PM »
Found it.  The guy's name was Charles Templeton.

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« Reply #4712 on: February 21, 2018, 02:53:24 PM »

Lee Stroebel interviewed him (kind of on his deathbed) for the premise of his book ďA Case for FaithĒ. Itís been awhile but I thought it was a good book.  A great follow up to ďA Case for Christ ď.

Let me guess, deathbead change of heart.


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« Reply #4713 on: February 21, 2018, 02:56:18 PM »
Wish I could remember the guy's name.  There was a Billy Graham biographical film a few years ago which highlighted the split between the two.  Thanks for the recommendation.

Charles Templeton

Found this but havenít read it yet. Looks like a long excerpt or maybe a workbook/study guide kind of aid to the book

http://peopleofthekeys.com/pdf/thecaseforfaith.pdf

Actually this might be the entire book. Not sure


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« Reply #4714 on: February 21, 2018, 02:57:51 PM »
Let me guess, deathbead change of heart.

If I remember right Lee Stroebel was kind of unclear on that. When he went back to interview him again I think he had had a stroke and couldnít speak. 

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« Reply #4715 on: February 21, 2018, 02:59:26 PM »
Let me guess, deathbead change of heart.

He had Alzheimer's.  Perhaps he forgot his agnosticism.  LOL.  A lot of people become Christians on their deathbed if they are lucky to make it to their deathbed.  An iffy proposition with heart attacks and accidents always possible.  I think I heard where Darwin converted on his deathbed but that may be an urban legend.

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« Reply #4716 on: February 21, 2018, 03:35:30 PM »

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« Reply #4717 on: February 21, 2018, 03:42:16 PM »
My favorite Graham story - once he and Nixon were at some religious public event. They passed the plate and Nixon had to borrow 5-bucks from Graham to put in the plate.

I attended a Graham crusade in Atlanta. It was a moving experience.

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« Reply #4718 on: February 21, 2018, 03:48:19 PM »
My favorite Graham story - once he and Nixon were at some religious public event. They passed the plate and Nixon had to borrow 5-bucks from Graham to put in the plate.

I attended a Graham crusade in Atlanta. It was a moving experience.

Wish I had done that.  I envy you.  He is the only major evangelist that I have truly loved and respected.  He had love in his heart for everyone and brought more people to Christ than any other evangelist including Christ Himself and Paul.  We lost a giant today but heaven has gained a great soul.

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« Reply #4719 on: February 21, 2018, 05:42:08 PM »
It took the NBC anchorette almost a full minute before mentioning Christian, said "Major Religious Figure." And then focused mainly on the "Nixon issue" and that Hearst "saw him and promoted him" but did admit Christianity and being "America's Pastor."

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« Reply #4720 on: February 21, 2018, 11:26:59 PM »

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« Reply #4721 on: February 22, 2018, 12:21:05 AM »


I loved this man.  I'm glad he has moved on.  No one can replace him.

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« Reply #4722 on: February 22, 2018, 12:01:33 PM »
Billy Graham's partner in evangelism, gospel singer and hymn composer George Beverly Shea made to 104.

Whoa.  And I want to make it to 70.

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« Reply #4723 on: February 22, 2018, 12:03:26 PM »
I donít remember the guys name but when Billy Graham first started his best friend was his partner in evangelism. They preached and travelled the country together. Somewhere early on the friend decided he was either an aetheist or agnostic.

Lee Stroebel interviewed him (kind of on his deathbed) for the premise of his book ďA Case for FaithĒ. Itís been awhile but I thought it was a good book.  A great follow up to ďA Case for Christ ď.

Read C4C, will catch C4F

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« Reply #4724 on: February 22, 2018, 12:14:29 PM »
My favorite Graham story - once he and Nixon were at some religious public event. They passed the plate and Nixon had to borrow 5-bucks from Graham to put in the plate.

I attended a Graham crusade in Atlanta. It was a moving experience.

Never had the good fortune to catch a Graham Crusade.  I do remember at multiple times in my life catching bits and pieces of his broadcasts.  His passion would give me pause, make me stop and listen or watch. 

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« Reply #4725 on: February 22, 2018, 01:12:14 PM »
I caught Graham's Crusade at Texas Stadium on their 2nd visit. (Graham's first visit to Texas Stadium was actually the first event ever held there after it was completed, if memory serves me.)

I actually enjoy watching the films of the crusades on TBN more than going to one. The hassle of the traffic and parking and finding good seating takes it out of you. Sitting on the couch it's much easier to take it all in.  :D

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« Reply #4726 on: February 22, 2018, 02:01:32 PM »


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« Reply #4728 on: February 27, 2018, 02:03:56 AM »
You know, for a dead guy, David Bowie sure still makes my news feed like fuckin' clockwork these days. Check it.

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« Reply #4729 on: March 01, 2018, 10:01:24 PM »
Billy Graham will lie in honor in the US Capitol Rotunda
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/procession-planned-americas-pastor-rev-billy-graham-53264187

How "edgy," I cannot believe any parents would let their kids subscribe to this magazine:
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/teen-vogue-columnist-tells-billy-graham-have-fun-hell-bitch-calls-him-evil

Billy Graham is the only other notable citizen to lie in Honor in the US Capitol Rotunda, besides Rosa Parks.

His coffin was loaded aboard the Samaritan's Purse DC-8 at Dulles airport today, and flown back to Charlotte.

https://twitter.com/franklin_graham

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« Reply #4730 on: March 03, 2018, 09:14:46 PM »

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« Reply #4731 on: March 03, 2018, 09:22:02 PM »
Charles Emerson Winchester has passed on

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2018/03/david_ogden_stiers_mash_actor_dies.html

I was flipping channels earlier today and MASH went by.  Major Winchester was talking to Alda and another other guy, giving them a play by play description of what was happening in the mess tent.  I never liked MASH all that much so I resumed my channel surfing.  But still, Rest In Peace Mr. Stiers.

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« Reply #4732 on: March 03, 2018, 09:23:34 PM »
Charles Emerson Winchester has passed on

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2018/03/david_ogden_stiers_mash_actor_dies.html

Man. I really liked this guy.  I watched MASH when I was a kid, and I remember he had to fill the shoes of Larry Linville which was a tall order.  Stiers did it.  I especially remember the episode where he defended the patient/soldier who had a speech impediment (stutter).   I finally saw that his character was more than just a stuck-up, rich boy.  He went back to his tent to listen to a recorded message his dear sister had sent him...she had the same impediment.  Powerful stuff.  RIP to Mr. Stiers, a fantastic actor. 


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« Reply #4733 on: March 03, 2018, 10:32:19 PM »
Man. I really liked this guy.  I watched MASH when I was a kid, and I remember he had to fill the shoes of Larry Linville which was a tall order.  Stiers did it.  I especially remember the episode where he defended the patient/soldier who had a speech impediment (stutter).   I finally saw that his character was more than just a stuck-up, rich boy.  He went back to his tent to listen to a recorded message his dear sister had sent him...she had the same impediment.  Powerful stuff.  RIP to Mr. Stiers, a fantastic actor.

That was a great episode!

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« Reply #4734 on: March 05, 2018, 01:41:34 PM »

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« Reply #4735 on: March 05, 2018, 03:10:46 PM »
Man. I really liked this guy.  I watched MASH when I was a kid, and I remember he had to fill the shoes of Larry Linville which was a tall order.  Stiers did it.  I especially remember the episode where he defended the patient/soldier who had a speech impediment (stutter).   I finally saw that his character was more than just a stuck-up, rich boy.  He went back to his tent to listen to a recorded message his dear sister had sent him...she had the same impediment.  Powerful stuff.  RIP to Mr. Stiers, a fantastic actor.

I think Stiers was what kept that show on for a further six seasons after Larry Linville left. In fact, I think M*A*S*H entered its greatest period with his arrival. Every three or four years I plow through the entire series, and I'm always looking forward to the arrival of Maj. Winchester. Pretty bummed to learn he's died. Soon, the roster of dead MASH cast members will exceed the living.

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« Reply #4736 on: March 05, 2018, 03:30:12 PM »
Roger Bannister dead at 88.
http://www.thetrucker.com/APNews/Story/34345250

Damn!  Bannister was some one that I always strived to out-do. Never quite made it but got close with my personal best 4:16 mile.

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« Reply #4737 on: March 05, 2018, 03:35:50 PM »
I think Stiers was what kept that show on for a further six seasons after Larry Linville left. In fact, I think M*A*S*H entered its greatest period with his arrival. Every three or four years I plow through the entire series, and I'm always looking forward to the arrival of Maj. Winchester. Pretty bummed to learn he's died. Soon, the roster of dead MASH cast members will exceed the living.

I thought Stiers was great as the mayor of the podunk Southern town in "Doc Hollywood".  That role was about as far removed from Winchester as it could be.

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« Reply #4738 on: March 05, 2018, 03:37:26 PM »
Damn!  Bannister was some one that I always strived to out-do. Never quite made it but got close with my personal best 4:16 mile.

Even I can beat him now.

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« Reply #4739 on: March 05, 2018, 03:46:23 PM »
Damn!  Bannister was some one that I always strived to out-do. Never quite made it but got close with my personal best 4:16 mile.
He also went on to a career in medicine and I learned from the bio he developed the first test for anabolic steroids. Ha. I wonder how many fellow runners and athletes don't like that....