So you don’t have to

My good friend Chris Oakes linked to an absolutely wonderful post called “We Watch TBN So You Won’t Have To.” Here’s a sample:

Wow, this guy has one message — Jesus is going to make you and everyone you know rich. I’m really amazed at the brazenness. Is anything more obviously untrue? Seriously, the people in the audience do not seem to be able to afford an orthodontist, let alone a BMW. As Dr. Phil would say… how’s this working for you?

Harry Guetzlaff

I have been a long-time subscriber to the Wittenburg Door, and I was a long-time contributor until a few years ago, when I just sort of drifted away. I still may write for them again one of these days, if they’ll have me, but I haven’t been doing so lately, and I have nothing on the table.

Anyway, all that is neither here nor there. I got an mass e-mail today from Robert Darden about someone, who has been one of the key players for the magazine ever since it was transferred to the Trinity Foundation. I don’t think that Bob would mind me quoting from it:

Harry Guetzlaff, The Door’s wonderful managing editor, who I have worked with on a daily basis since Trinity began publishing the magazine, is apparently in his final weeks. He has Stage 4 lung cancer and the most recent MRI found new masses on his brain and spine. He is in great pain and only lucid for a short period each day.

I dealt with Bob more often than I dealt with Harry, but I did deal some with Harry, and he was unfailingly kind, cheerful and upbeat.

The magazine’s staff is so small and Harry was so central to it that the print version of the magazine has been running behind schedule and its future may even be in question. But that’s secondary. Please take a moment to pray for Harry.