The photo that lost radio’s ‘Bible Answer Man’ thousands of listeners

Tim Funk

Source: The Charlotte Observer

    

For nearly three decades, Hank Hanegraaff has been the “Bible Answer Man” to millions of evangelical Christians who tune in to his Charlotte-based radio program with questions – big and small – about Scripture.

“What does the Bible teach about debt?” they ask him. “When is divorce permissible?” And – the question that gets asked the most – “Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?”

Two months ago, Hanegraaff, whose faith had long been focused on exploring the truth of a book, went through a different kind of religious experience. It was, he says, “one of the premiere moments in my life.”

On Palm Sunday, he and wife Kathy and two of their 12 children were “chrismated,” or confirmed, at St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in southeast Charlotte. During the sacramental rite, a priest anointed them with oil and invoked the Holy Spirit.

And then ...

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Tim Funk

The Charlotte Observer

6/7/2017

Comments
Angela Montondo7/6/2017 10:39 pm
Through this and the online debate that ensued, I came to know of the Orthodox faith. I was drawn to the people who were firmly but lovingly ( emphasis on the loving part)defending their faith, even in the face of the cruelest insults and attacks from the non Orthodox. Having been raised Pentecostal and living through my adult years as a "non denominational Christian," I had never been exposed to the Ancient faith. My family and I have started the same journey as Hanegraaff,thankful to God above all that we were able to find and come home to the true Church of Christ Jesus. We now attend a Greek Orthodox Church locally where we have been received with kindness and love.
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