Category Archives: Michael Landon

Gary Coleman and the Change in Television

I’ve been reading about Gary Coleman and watching You-Tube videos about him.  For a long time, I thought he got a raw deal.  He worked so hard as a child actor, making him a ubiquitous presence in my own childhood.  … Continue reading

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Merlin Olsen

I learned yesterday that Merlin Olsen has passed away.  Merlin Olsen was a football player, a sports commentator, and an actor on such programs as Little House on the Prairie, Father Murphy, and Aaron’s Way.  My family called him “Mr. … Continue reading

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Adam Cartwright, Creating Identity, Not So Vague This Time, Prayer About Distractions

1.  I just watched the “In Memoriam” part of ABC’s This Week, and I learned that Adam from Bonanza died this week.  I always liked him because he was the level-headed, responsible Cartwright brother.  I preferred Michael Landon more in … Continue reading

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Victor French and Ned Beatty on the Waltons

I saw an episode of the Waltons today with Victor French–Isaiah Edwards on Little House on the Prairie, and Mark Gordon on Highway to Heaven. He didn’t have a beard! He didn’t even have a heavy mustache, which he generally … Continue reading

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Halloween 2008

Today is Halloween. To read my Halloween reflections for last year, see Halloween 2007. I’d like to spend tonight watching horror movies, but I checked out some more Joan of Arcadia DVDs, and I want to watch those before they’re … Continue reading

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Wil Wheaton, Sin and Salvation

I have some random thoughts today: 1. I was watching an episode of Highway to Heaven last night, “One-Winged Angels.” The angel of the show–Jonathan Smith (Michael Landon)–falls for a woman he’s trying to match up with another guy. The … Continue reading

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The Last Sin Eater

This will be one of my more evangelical posts, with Anselmian atonement and all! Some of you will like it, some of you will hate it, and some will think it’s the same old evangelical spiel. But maybe you’ll get … Continue reading

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Can Universalism Motivate?

A long time ago, I read a “testimony” on the Christian universalist site, http://www.tentmaker.org/. It was by a minister by the name of Charles Slagle (see here). Although Slagle was a minister, he had a lot of problems. He feared … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Last night, I was watching the Little House episode in which Mary went blind. Mary went to a school for the blind in Iowa, where she met Adam Kendall, her future husband. Adam tried to get her to stop feeling … Continue reading

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Waltons: The Actress

I don’t normally watch the Waltons, but there was an episode today that somewhat grabbed me. It was from the first season, and it concerned a big-time movie star who stayed with the Walton family. Why did it grab me? … Continue reading

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