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"Donut Man" converts to Catholicism
Crossed the Tiber ^ | Monday, August 28, 2006

Posted on 09/14/2006 6:53:34 AM PDT by Aquinasfan

NEWS FLASH!! Another Tiber Jumper!

Renowned Christian entertainer and recording artist, Rob Evans AKA "The Donut Man" has come home! Just this past Easter he was received into the Catholic Church! I remember how my kids grew up listening to the Donut Man and when I close my eyes I can still hear "I like the Bible, I like the Bible, cuz I read it and I do it......."

Congrats Mr. Donut Man! We will pray for you and look forward to even greater opportunities for your ministry.

To see the story of Rob's journey home to the Catholic Church see him tell his story on EWTN's Journey Home on September 11th, 2006. Go to EWTN's website: http://www.ewtn.com/journeyhome/index.asp You can listen live on the web or watch on your local cable TV station if they carry EWTN. programming. You can go to Rob's Donut Man Website at www.donutman.com


TOPICS: Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: catholic; robdonutmanevans
Great news! I heard about this on Theresa Tomeo's show, but couldn't find anything more informative on the web.

Congratulations Rob!

Who's next, Jimmy Gourd and Jerry Gourd?

1 posted on 09/14/2006 6:53:34 AM PDT by Aquinasfan
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To: Aquinasfan

One never knows. It could be one of the people who rant against the Catholic Church here on FR!


2 posted on 09/14/2006 6:55:06 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
One never knows. It could be one of the people who rant against the Catholic Church here on FR!

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It's not out of the question. :)

3 posted on 09/14/2006 6:57:22 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

All we can do is pray for them.

"In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen"


4 posted on 09/14/2006 7:00:11 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
All we can do is pray for them.

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An excellent idea. Usually I'm praying for myself, for patience.

No reason I can't do both. :)

5 posted on 09/14/2006 7:02:27 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Aquinasfan
"...and when I close my eyes I can still hear "I like the Bible, I like the Bible, cuz I read it and I do it......."

And what would one expect?

6 posted on 09/14/2006 7:43:03 AM PDT by HarleyD ("Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures" Luk 24:45)
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To: Aquinasfan; american colleen; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; ...

Bob Evans, the "Donut Man" was Marcus Grodi's guest, Monday, on The Journey Home. The interview will be repeated Saturday, Sep. 16 at 11pm EST, on EWTN.

7 posted on 09/14/2006 7:45:17 AM PDT by NYer ("That which is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. That is the whole Torah." Hillel)
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To: NYer

Thanks! I missed it because of the President's speech.


8 posted on 09/14/2006 7:49:24 AM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look over Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: Aquinasfan

There are a lot of holes in this story.


9 posted on 09/14/2006 7:52:02 AM PDT by Between the Lines (Be careful how you live your life, it may be the only gospel anyone reads.)
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To: Aquinasfan

Thailand?


11 posted on 09/14/2006 7:59:23 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Aquinasfan

Welcome home!


13 posted on 09/14/2006 8:23:33 AM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: HarleyD
Rob Evans' swimming the Tiber is a huge victory for Catholicism and EWTN. I'm sure TBN will never recover from their loss.

/sarcasm>

14 posted on 09/14/2006 8:29:25 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Colossians 2:6)
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To: Aquinasfan

The little fat, bald guy? (/kidding(

I guess he was always felt their was something missing in his center...


15 posted on 09/14/2006 9:22:08 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Aquinasfan

I hear the Zuchini and the Tomato from Veggie Tales have been researching the Church Fathers...


16 posted on 09/14/2006 9:23:19 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Aquinasfan

Just saw this guy at the last NACHE conference. How wonderful!


17 posted on 09/14/2006 9:25:04 AM PDT by Antoninus (I don't vote for liberals, regardless of party.)
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To: dangus
I hear the Zuchini and the Tomato from Veggie Tales have been researching the Church Fathers...

It's only a matter of time. I hear Junior Asparagus has been a closet Catholic for years...
18 posted on 09/14/2006 9:26:47 AM PDT by Antoninus (I don't vote for liberals, regardless of party.)
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To: Aquinasfan

In related news:

Larry the Tomatoe has announced his intention to convert to Nestorianism.

More to follow...


19 posted on 09/14/2006 10:10:57 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Alex Murphy; HarleyD
a huge victory for Catholicism

How do we record that on the scorecard? We are keeping score, aren't we?

Here's a commentary on this item "from a more reformed and baptistic viewpoint".

20 posted on 09/14/2006 11:14:40 AM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: siunevada; Alex Murphy

That is an excellent commentary and right to the point. I'm not surprised or amazed to see Evangelical Protestants moved to Catholicism. (I liked the term "Evanjellycal".) There isn't much difference anymore. Tsk, tsk to us Protestants.


21 posted on 09/14/2006 11:29:53 AM PDT by HarleyD ("Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures" Luk 24:45)
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To: Antoninus

I dunno... Asparagus' blog comments sound sedevacantist to me, making strange references in Latin to "the smoke of Satan"...


22 posted on 09/14/2006 11:57:05 AM PDT by dangus
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To: siunevada
From the blog...

Perhaps if the Donut Man had a pastor that could have explained the Biblical faith to him clearly, he would have understood what he was rejecting.

Which Biblical faith?? The Presbyterian one.....the Methodist one.....the Lutheran one........the "Church of What's Happening Now" one.....

He probably had several such pastors. And they all told him different things. That is likely one cause of his conversion.

"Biblical faith" is like beauty. Lots of people talk about it but nobody can agree on what it is.

23 posted on 09/14/2006 12:02:43 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: dangus
The little fat, bald guy? (/kidding)

That's just what I was thinking! =O

24 posted on 09/14/2006 12:03:52 PM PDT by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: marshmallow

"Church of What's Happening Now"

Don't mess with Blessed Shirley, the patron saint of sassy waitresses.


25 posted on 09/14/2006 12:04:06 PM PDT by exile (Mrs. Exile - "Yes you're the greatest husband ever, now put on some pants")
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To: siunevada; HarleyD
How do we record that on the scorecard? We are keeping score, aren't we?

Well, somebody must be - if they weren't, we wouldn't keep getting these "guess who swam the Tiber now?" threads.

And BTW, I agree with HarleyD - that was a great commentary you linked us to. Many thanks!

They [Evangelicals who have converted] quite often speak in terms of the Reformation while denying the Reformation's Biblical foundation....You have to wonder why. Could it be that functionally speaking, most Evanjellycal Protestants are Roman Catholic? Could it be that the man-centered preaching and teaching has been taking its toll? Could it be the denial of sound Biblical theology in favor of Protestant Traditions (Ohhhh do Protestants have their Traditions)?

26 posted on 09/14/2006 12:29:39 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Colossians 2:6)
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To: Alex Murphy; HarleyD

Maybe it's time to celebrate another ex-priest who is now an evangelical!


27 posted on 09/14/2006 12:59:33 PM PDT by Gamecock (The GRPL: Because life is too short for bad Theology*)
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To: Alex Murphy; HarleyD
Could it be that the man-centered preaching and teaching has been taking its toll?

Well, it 'could be', but they will be disappointed if they are looking for 'more of the same'.

Because of the dramatic events of our time, the theme of mutual forgiveness is felt with increased urgency, yet there is little perception of our fundamental need of God’s forgiveness, of our justification by him. Our modern consciousness in general is no longer aware of the fact that we stand as debtors before God and that sin is a reality which can be overcome only by God’s initiative. Behind this weakening of the theme of justification and of the forgiveness of sins is ultimately a weakening of our relation with God. In this sense, our first task will perhaps be to rediscover in a new way the living God present in our lives.

Benedict XVI
Sept 12, 2006

28 posted on 09/14/2006 1:08:41 PM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: Alex Murphy
Could it be the denial of sound Biblical theology in favor of Protestant Traditions (Ohhhh do Protestants have their Traditions)?

Are you missing the irony that the blogger derides one of the converts for accepting the "Roman exegesis" of John 6, while simultaneously setting himself up as the arbiter of what is and isn't "sound Biblical theology"?

29 posted on 09/14/2006 1:44:18 PM PDT by Campion ("I am so tired of you, liberal church in America" -- Mother Angelica, 1993)
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To: Campion

IMO the biggest irony here is that Catholics actually think Rob Evans is a big catch, and that his conversion is newsworthy.


30 posted on 09/14/2006 1:58:50 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Colossians 2:6)
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To: Alex Murphy

It seems to me that conversions shouldn't be qualified as to whether they are "big" or "little" or whether they are "newsworthy".
It isn't for any of us to take the measure of a man. That's God's business.


31 posted on 09/14/2006 2:41:30 PM PDT by Running On Empty
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To: Alex Murphy

Some Catholics might. I'm happy about anyone who converts (as long as it's for the right reasons) ... but I still have one nagging question ... who is this guy, anyway?


32 posted on 09/14/2006 2:44:34 PM PDT by Campion ("I am so tired of you, liberal church in America" -- Mother Angelica, 1993)
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To: Alex Murphy
IMO the biggest irony here is that Catholics actually think Rob Evans is a big catch, and that his conversion is newsworthy.

Catholics will always rejoice when another soul for Christ is won.

33 posted on 09/14/2006 3:25:54 PM PDT by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: murphE
Catholics will always rejoice when another soul for Christ is won.

And while Rob Evans gets a whole article on the subject both here and on the "Crossed The Tiber" website, Mary Schlobotnik's of DuBuque, IA converted eighteen months ago, and hers doesn't even merit a byline.

It would seem some converts are rejoiced over more than others.

34 posted on 09/14/2006 3:55:58 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Colossians 2:6)
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To: Campion; HarleyD; siunevada; Gamecock
I still have one nagging question ... who is this guy, anyway?

Here's your catch of the day. TBN is weeping, I'm sure.



35 posted on 09/14/2006 4:02:52 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Colossians 2:6)
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To: Alex Murphy

If Mary Schlobotnik was properly catechized, it won't make a particle of difference to her if she goes unrecognized.

This past Easter year over 1000 people were received into the Church in my diocese. Nobody worried about whether they merited a byline.

OTHH, there is no harm in a TV audience hearing of the conversion story of person. In private lives, this happens more than one would think.


36 posted on 09/14/2006 4:37:56 PM PDT by Running On Empty
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To: Campion
. who is this guy, anyway?

LOL! I am wondering the very same thing!

37 posted on 09/14/2006 4:43:35 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Aquinasfan
Renowned Christian entertainer and recording artist, Rob Evans AKA "The Donut Man" has come home!

Who?

Never heard of him. When you guys get Rev. Ian Paisley give me a ping.

38 posted on 09/14/2006 6:46:55 PM PDT by Calvinist_Dark_Lord (I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper)
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To: Aquinasfan

I assume Mr. Coffee is next.


39 posted on 09/14/2006 6:53:14 PM PDT by freedomlover (Sorry, a tagline occurred. The tagline has been logged.)
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To: Calvinist_Dark_Lord
When you guys get Rev. Ian Paisley give me a ping.

No man knows either the day or the hour, but were Paisley to "pope," I'd expect the Second Coming no later than that afternoon.

40 posted on 09/14/2006 7:36:44 PM PDT by Campion ("I am so tired of you, liberal church in America" -- Mother Angelica, 1993)
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To: Alex Murphy
Here's your catch of the day.

That always has "Market Price" next to it on the menu, which scares me away. I'll just have the roast beef, thanks. ;-)

41 posted on 09/14/2006 7:37:52 PM PDT by Campion ("I am so tired of you, liberal church in America" -- Mother Angelica, 1993)
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To: Alex Murphy; Campion; HarleyD; Gamecock
who is this guy?

And why did this blogger think it was such a big deal? Maybe he liked the Donut videos when he was a kid?

42 posted on 09/14/2006 8:04:53 PM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: NYer

Bumpity bump!


43 posted on 09/14/2006 8:12:09 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Running On Empty

The conversion of one to the true faith is cause for jubilation throughout the entire church


44 posted on 09/14/2006 10:00:31 PM PDT by The Cuban
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To: The Cuban

:-)

Amen.


45 posted on 09/14/2006 10:53:06 PM PDT by Running On Empty
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To: siunevada; Alex Murphy; Campion; Gamecock
And why did this blogger think it was such a big deal?

I suspect the blogger made a "big deal" (one column????) about it because the Catholics are making such a big deal about it. Honestly I have never heard of the "Donut Man" prior to this post and haven't a clue as to what his show is about. If this was Jerry Falwell becoming a Catholic that would be something different (although I still wouldn't be surprise).

46 posted on 09/15/2006 5:02:03 AM PDT by HarleyD ("Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures" Luk 24:45)
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To: siunevada

From your link:

http://how2fish.blogspot.com/2006/09/donut-man-should-make-us-think.html

Howard Fisher said...
Tiber,

1) Thanks for the list of names. I already hinted at in my original post that they mean nothing. Should I reproduce a list of names in reverse? Would that prove anything?

2) "You can ask me how I have peace with God if you want."

The one thing I asked for, you didn't provide. You simply do not have peace with God. Although I am sure you think so. It is however, not a biblical peace. Without the Imputation of Christ's righteousness, Paul plainly teaches you have no peace.

3) "I suspect he thought about this a bit before converting..."

I am sure he did. I have found men convert for all kinds of reasons. Then they often respond to Protestant doctrines like Sola Scriptura as being unbiblical. Yet their desription of those doctrines are never correct. So they leave not knowing with accuracy what they are rejecting.

4) Anonymous wants to be obedient. Yet I must ask. Is this interpretation of John 6 his private interpretation? Rome has never taught John 6 to say what he says it says.

Perhaps I need to start another sacrament. I will get a door with a doorknob and a dead bolt. Then I will get a priest to bless the door so that it actually becomes the Door of Christ. Then I will walk through it. Since Jesus claims to be a door, wouldn't that work too?

John 6 is one of my favorite passages. It strikes me that you will interpret that portion of that passage in such a fashion and also ignore the exegesis provided by Reformed Protestants.

What in essence you have done is accept the final authority of Rome's dogmatics as the governing interpretive lense. You simply are not allowed the text of god's Word to speak. In other words, you must by definition force Rome's teachings into Scripture.

5) I must ask you both if you were truly Protestants. Did you believe in penal substitutionary atonement? Do you still do so? If so, you are in rebellion against Rome's teaching.

Perhaps my original question should be asked. Who is the Blessed man of Romans 4? Do you have peace with God? On what basis do you claim to have this peace?


47 posted on 09/15/2006 7:36:46 AM PDT by fishtank
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To: fishtank

I am the tiber jumper who posted the blog about Rob Evans. My children listened to his music and we enjoyed his ministry of helping kids get to know more about Jesus, I posted about him because I am a new convert (actually a revert) to Catholicism after 30 years of protestantism, and want to share the news:
Jesus is changing lives through the Catholic Church as he has been for 2000 years. I am also a musician so the Donut Man's conversion story was near and dear to me.
I have found true godly peace in the Catholic faith that I am very thankful for. I am thankful for the years spent with devout protestants who love Jesus and his word and I am grieved over the separation that still exists between protestant and catholic brethren. God bless you all. Jesus prayed that we might one.
www.crossed-the-tiber.blogspot.com


48 posted on 09/15/2006 8:38:13 PM PDT by tiber jumper
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To: All

He's on EWTN now.


49 posted on 09/16/2006 8:52:34 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: tiber jumper

Welcome home -- and welcome to Free Republic


50 posted on 09/16/2006 8:53:53 PM PDT by Nihil Obstat (viva il papa - be not afraid)
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