Category Archives: Touched by an Angel

In Honor of John Dye

John Dye has passed on, at the young age of 47. I always loved his character of Andrew, the Angel of Death, on Touched by an Angel. He was compassionate and wise—a soothing presence as a person passed from death … Continue reading

Posted in Deaths, Touched by an Angel

Census for the Temple, God’s Speeches in Job, Tabernacle Replacing the Intermediary, Creation and Providence, Baffled by Ghost Whisperer

1.  In Ancient Israelite Religion, I read Carol Meyer’s “David as Temple Builder.”  On page 368, she offers the possibility that David conducted his census to see if he had enough Israelites for corvee labor, which would be for the … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Greco-Roman, Philosophy, Religion, Television, Touched by an Angel

A Comforting Presence

For my reading of Fishbane yesterday (in Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking), I came across three concepts that stood out to me. They’re in rabbinic literature. 1. Exodus 12:41 states that, at the Exodus, “all the hosts of the Lord … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Life, Rabbinics, Religion, School, Stephen King, Television, Touched by an Angel

An Ogre God?

H.L. Strack and Gunter Stemberger, Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash: Second Edition, trans. and ed. Markus Bockmuehl (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996) 176. In Shab 2.6 we read that women die in childbirth…because of three transgressions. The three transgressions that the … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church, Highway to Heaven, Life, Little House, Rabbinics, Religion, Television, Theodicy, Touched by an Angel

Unequally Yoked on Eli Stone

Many evangelicals believe that Christians shouldn’t date or marry non-Christians. They call this being “unequally yoked.” Touched by an Angel did an episode on this topic, which starred Wynonna Judd. Wynonna was a God-believer, and she was about to marry … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Dating, Eli Stone, Life, Religion, Television, Touched by an Angel

Joan of Arcadia, Season 3

I’m posting this so I’ll have access to it anytime I want. You know how bookmarks can get pretty crowded! It’s Joan of Arcadia Virtual Season 3. As many of you know, Joan of Arcadia was cancelled after its second … Continue reading

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FOT 2008, Day 6

My posts yesterday, FOT 2008, Day 5 and An Addendum on God Working Things Out, had some Feast of Tabernacles themes: this life is a temporary dwelling, and we rely on God in the midst of it all. The temporary … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Holidays, Religion, Television, Touched by an Angel

ACTS in Prayer

I’m reading Victor Kuligin’s Ten Things I Wish Jesus Never Said. On some level, it’s like Hard Sayings of Jesus and Hard Sayings of the New Testament: it tries to explain away Jesus’ really difficult sayings (e.g., hate your parents, … Continue reading

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TBAA: Til Death Do Us Part

Today, I saw an episode of Touched by an Angel that I hadn’t seen before. It was about a rancher who committed suicide. Why did he do that? I guess he was just plain tired of living. He had turned … Continue reading

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7th Heaven

I watched the very last episode of 7th Heaven yesterday. I enjoyed the show, but I don’t think I’m going to watch it all the way through a second time. I already know what happens to everyone. Maybe I’ll just … Continue reading

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