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Subject: Dyan_Cannon
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001
From: Robert

I have alot of respect for Dyan. I believe God is using her in a beautiful way.

Subject: Dyan_Cannon
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001
From: Traci

I was just flipping through the TV channels and saw you on TBN talking about the Lord, and I was so surprised...I thought "Dyan Cannon is a Christian..WOW!" I have watched you for years, and was glued to Ally McBeal when you were guest staring....I have always admired your work, and to see you praising God gave me goose bumps. So I looked you up on line to see what was up with your faith and found this web page. I was also amazed to find that you had a marijuana addiction that led you to Christ...because I was led to him the exact same way. I felt lost, like I couldn't control it anymore, rather it was controlling me. It was bringing me down, and I was very unhappy. I opened my heart up to God, and after battling this problem for 6 years I was relieved of it literally overnight. I too "hid my stash" when I traveled, and took some pretty significant risks to be able to support my habit. I was convinced that I had to be stoned first before I could enjoy anything in life. Since then I have felt the presence of God and his love in my life and have finally found happiness and contentment for the first time ever. Jesus is the best "high" I've ever known. Thank you for your inspiring story, I'm sure there are many others who can relate to it as I have.

Subject: Newsletter 23
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001
From: Lauraye

How ever you get there what ever it takes, as long as it has Jesus it can't be wrong.

Response: Amen!

Subject: Dyan_Cannon
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001
From: Chris Hartmann

Hi David After reading your statement on how Dyan uses laughter to cover up the nervousness - "As you watch the video clips (at Hollywood Jesus) notice how Dyan seems to use laughter to mask her nervousness, and yet at the same time project a strong sense of confidence" - and then watching the video clips, I realized I was watching "The Joy of the Lord is our strength" (Neh 8:10) in action! Larry was asking some tough questions, and where we've seen some religious leaders break into a sweat, Dyan broke into laughter, received strength from Christ, and answered with eloquence and fluency. Praise God for what He's doing in Hollywood! (Holy-wood?)
Blessings, Chris Hartmann

Response: Holy Wood it is. -David

Subject: Dyan_Cannon
Date: Mon, 7 May 2001
From: R Chan

Dyan Cannon is sucked up in a false movement that is packaged to look like Christianity, but comes straight from the kingdom of the cults. She is focused on esoteric experience and not focused on biblical truths of true Christianity. Just as she said in her interview with Larry King, she has NO biblical training, formal or informal. This I believe, because of her answer on "born again." She is using socio-psycological manipulation, hypnotism, and mesmerism tricks. sleight of hand and sleight of mind. In other words people are being deceived. As P.T Barnum once said "There's a sucker born every minute." She has shown absolutely no proof of a true healing, and if the ones that are supposedly healed, it is from psychosomatic illness. I say to all Christians that read this, it's not about an experience. Test everything in the light of scripture. Stand for the truth. (2Timothy 4:2-3, Jude 1:3)

Response: Jude 1:3 reads, "Dear friends, I've dropped everything to write you about this life of salvation that we have in common. I have to write insisting-begging!-that you fight with everything you have in you for this faith entrusted to us as a gift to guard and cherish." I think this is exactly what Cannon has done. She does cherish her faith and has taken a stand. Are you always so mean to others as you are in this letter? Do you like hitting people over the head with your Bible? Personally I find Cannon refreshing. Certain other Hollywood stars asked her not to mention their names during the interview. They fear self righteous people like you. As soon as a person of note says "I am a Christian", the holier-than-thou Christians line up like vultures to pick them apart.

In terms of Cannon not having all of her theology together, so what. Neither do you. Even Paul admitted to seeing through a glass darkly and wrote "..until we come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God's Son that we will be mature and full grown in the Lord, measuring up to the full stature of Christ." -Ephes. 4:13. None of us have arrived. Let's help each other in loving ways..

Here is a thought: "My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God." -1 John 4:7

Subject: Encouragement
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001
From: Sassy

I have always thought you were just adorable! Not just pretty, so much more. Deeper. Your adorable laugh that comes from so deep within you always told me that you are your own person. I admired that in you. Now I find you have come to know our precious Lord which makes us sisters in Christ. Just wanted to take the time to encourage you in your outreach. So much of the Hollywood world needs to know what we know and to feel His love. Not only them but you are such a role model for so many women. I pray God will continue to bless you and l will continue to lift you up in my prayers!

YOU GO, GIRL! You are truly an inspiration! Thanks for using your gifts to better our world to reach out into a world so desperately in need of our most loving God and the knowledge of Him.

Subject: The roles you play.
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001
From: Ruth

As an older Christian I am somwhat concerned about some of the roles you play on the screen. Is it of no concern to you?
Sincerely with love in JESUS

Response: We evolve Ruth. Have you been Lilly white all your life? Where do you get off with a remark like that? You come off so self righteous, so pure, so perfect, so condemning. Your love for Jesus (so-called) is overshadowed by Jesus' love for sinners. I am glad to share a not so perfect life with the likes of Dyan Cannon. Romans 3:23 includes you Ruth. May God give you a good dose of reality. Did you ever think you might go to hell for such self righteousness? You need to remember by in whose righteousness we have been made righteous. And it sure the hell ain't yours or mine.
-David, the sinner, the hypocrite, and the unrighteous.

Subject: dyan cannon's God parties Newsletter_23
Date: Wed, 02 May 2001
From: Brian

My name is Brian Davis from Toledo, Ohio and a friend frowarded your piece on Dyan Cannon's God Party. A small group of spiritually-minded people started our own "Saturday Night Fever Prayer Party" every other Saturday night in my home. We have been doing this for the past few months and those who attend find it very beneficial. We do guided meditations and pray for individual and group intentions of those present or those of others who send their intentions but could not be there. I think what Dyan is doing is reaching out to so many people who are looking for happiness in their life through love. She is sharing a wonderful gift with others through her love of God. What a wonderful example for the rest of us, especially from Hollywood which many perceive to be the "sin capital of the world". Thank you Dyan for your inspiration and courage to show up in the world as the loving soul that you are. We are all the better for it.
Brian Davis brian.davis@iscg.net

Subject: newsletter_23
Date: Wed, 2 May 2001
From: CP

Some Christians can't stand the good news, especially when a new Christian is joyful.
from CP

Subject: Dyan Cannon -- Jewish Christian
Date: Tue, 01 May 2001
From: JRC

I just read the article about Dyan Cannon's interview with Larry King and her "God Parties". You know, we cannot discern what is in a person's heart, only God can do that. We can only judge people by their fruits. I doubt that any of the nay sayers can say they gather a standing room only crowd to praise the Lord. That seems to be pretty good fruit. Enough nit-picking about which words we choose to communicate what Jesus has done in our life. He promised that He came that we might have life more abundantly. He promised that if we abide in Him and His words abide in us, we can ask whatever we wish and it shall be done for us. He said we have not because we ask not, or we ask with wrong motives. Too many (so-called) Christians are too quick to judge a person's motives because that person has something they don't have. We forget that the record of scripture shows that God relates to each of His children in a unique way. To make these judgments only diverts attention away from Christ and toward differences and divisions -- a temporary victory for the adversary. Paul was able to say that, even though some go about their ministry in a different, and even questionable way, "whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice." Praise God for what he is doing through Dyan Cannon!

PS. Not that it matters that much to me, but some teach that Jesus was not Jewish, but Galilean (Matthew 26:69, Mark 14:70, Luke 22:59). It is thought that Jew referred to those who lived in Judea -- not of the tribe of Judah. Jesus was from Galilee, so therefore He was not Jew, but a Galilean.

Response: I agree with you in terms of Dyan Cannon. I agree that too many Christians are highly judgemental. However, in terms of Jesus, he was a Jew from Galilee. And he was from the tribe of Judah, of the house of David (Judah) and is called the Lion of Judah. See Hebrews 7:14, 8:8 and Revelations 5:5. Beyond all this, Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea -Matthew 2:1. Your comment sounds very anti-Jewish. It caused me great alarm and concern. -David

Subject: Newsletter_23
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001
From: "Ken Martin"

Praise God that people are rejoicing and coming to know the Lord of Truth Jesus Christ. And Praise God for Dyan Cannon for publicly proclaiming the Truth from "the rooftops" (the back lot at CBS), unashamed and boldly as the Truth should be proclaimed.

Thru the Truth, we are set free. Set free from the delusions that abound so profusely in "this world" of carnel lusts for wealth and power.

May the Spirit of Truth guide Dyan in reaching out to those unhappy and confused souls who need rightious council, direction and guidence.

May she use her grace to bring about a positive change in the lives of those less fortunate. May she reach out without prejudice, to those who have slipped into the cracks of society such as those who have been judged unfairly and put into prisions to live unproductive lives. Many of those prisioners who are victims of "this world's social double standards, and hypocracies", would rather be paying for their crimes in a rehabilition setting. Where they would be paying for their "keep" and even restitution for their crimes. Even in a confined setting we must give those poor souls the love that we receive freely from Almighty God, thru the Grace of Jesus, by the Power of His Love in the Holy Spirit of Truth...

There is a perfect setting to establish a model here on the small Island of Kauai in Hawaii. Yes we have prisions and prisioners here. Most of them victims of social injustice, where they "sinned" (committed crimes), out of fustration and confusion. They, as every living soul, needs communal support from the Community of Christ.

My name is Ken Martin, 4149 Kilauea Road, Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii 96754. phone (808) 828-1012; fax (808) 828-2836...email, papaya1@aloha.net....we grow papaya, banana, and other vegetables...and would love to see this Island become the "Garden Island" as she is often refered.

May God continue to bless those who claim salvation thru the perfect example of His Son Jesus the Christ, with their whole heart, their whole mind, and their whole souls.

Aloha in Christ Jesus, Ken Martin

A perfect pattern has been established for us to model our lives after as best as we can. In Him, thru Him, and for Him, everything we do is either an offering to the Truth, a most sincere act of Love, or it falls short of what potential exists for all living souls, and those yet unborn. By bearing the responsiblity, we give honor and glory to God. By shunning the responsibility to witness to the True Power of Perfect Love in Jesus, we fail ourselves, our friends and families, and our Lord and God. True love is very simple to understand. Yet temptations abound in this world of choices and freewill...

May Dyan's ministry continue to grow in Love. Amen

Subject: Encouraged (w/reservations)
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 08:15:19 -0700
From: Nick

Hello! I read and saw the clips of Dyan Cannon's ministry. I must admit that this is a first for me... a movie star having a strong healing ministry.

I must applaud her for being daring enough to be interviewed by Larry King. Her vulnerability, her zeal, and her lightheartedness is wonderful to behold.

The high point in the interview was when Larry King asked "Are you born-again?" She: "What do you mean by that?" Him: "I don't know." By that simple question (and follow up) she revealed the double-standard of a question like that. Where she could have been pigeon-holed, she defined her faith using everyday language. May we all learn from her.

If I have any reservations, (only because I know so little about her group), it's that she's doing this independently, without the help of a church or group of churches. I suppose she's attracting folks who are intimidated by churches, and that's okay.

But her group is not a church. She's still a babe in the Lord. She's a gifted speaker, and now been graced with healing gifts, and she has tremendous zeal. But no formalized education on Scripture can be dangerous.

She admitted that she's not a scholar by any means...and we should take it as our cue that her ministry is not a church. I only hope it becomes a stepping stone TO a church. Not that the church is the end-all of everything, but it is an important facet of growth for all believers.
Nick Alexander
"The Catholic Weird Al" http://www.nickalexander.com

Subject: Dyan_Cannon
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001
From: Angeline

I saw the interview on Monday nite with Larry King and I loved it. Watching her you could tell she is serious about this and believes in her faith deeply. In Hollywood it takes a lot of courage to come forth and do what Dyan Cannon is doing now. I'm always a little "leary" about Hollywood people who are "boirn again". But I thought Dyan was the real McCoy. I hope she continues to do this. It's obvious she apologizes to no one, she gives all credit to "God". I was glad that Larry King had her on his show and that he did not try to belittle her or make fun of her. It was a great show and I hope to see more of that kind on TV. Thanks for showing us the video's David, they are great.
God Bless.

Subject: Dyan Cannon
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001
From: Josua Tuwere

Bula from the Fiji Islands. A friend and I were just discussing the number of recent movies that had biblical/spiritual themes. Found information from your site invaluable. Interesting and inspiring testimony from Dyan Cannon. Keep up the good work.
Cheers, Josua Tuwere

Subject: Newsletter_23
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001
From: Richard

Hello David~ I watched Dyan Cannon's Larry King interview with great interest; but, tried as I might, I could not get a handle on her Christology at all. Della Reese talks alot about Jesus as the "Wayshower" and all of that but she is definitely not orthodox in her view of Christ. It came across to me as more of a universalistic belief system with alot of self-help jargon thrown in. I am not saying Ms. Cannon is not a Christian (in the orthodox sense) because I don't know~ Maybe you can enlighten me~it would be much appreciated. Thank you and I appreciate the website.

Response: Dyan loves Jesus, studies her Bible, has had an experience with God, and is born again. -David

Subject: Newsletter_23
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001
From: Joe and Rosemary

Praise God! We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
Love, Joe and Rosemary

Subject: That's Great! Newsletter_23
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001
From: DenMan

David, Thanks for putting out the letter, I really enjoy it. This God Party thing is uplifting news. Hollywood definitely needs more God! Keep it up and God Bless, Dennis in TN.

Subject: Newsletter_23
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001
From: Tricia

Hi David:
We viewed the clips of Diane Cannon. When asked by Larry King about being born again, Cannon's reply was she was seeking happiness and love. Interestingly, having a personal relationship with Our Lord and Father, Jesus Christ was not mentioned (as every knee shall bend, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord). I'ts great people are seeking God, but we bring up some reservations. Who get's the glory here? Diane Cannon seeks her own happiness, seeks another future relationship, appears to be advocating the "abundance theology". That's not God.

What about the story of Job. Or God loves those He chastises or count all your afflictions as blessings. All but one of the apostles was tortured and killed for preaching about Christ. This is not what Diane Cannon is proclaiming - "only good comes from God". What about the fruits of the Holy Spirit - recall long suffering? Joy of the Lord isn't laughing all the time.

We've been to many revivals: in the Catholic Church, Calvary Pentacostal Church ( Ruth Ward Heflin), Rodney Howard Brown and others. We have witnessed and experienced "falling down in the Spirit", "holy laughter", superficial healings. No doubt something is being experienced as there are many spirits. Where is the discernment of spirits? That is our concern.

No parties for me David for I am seeking and always will a deep personal relationship with the Triune God - Father and Son and Holy Spirit.

My bumper sticker says in big bold black letters YES LORD. In sickness and in health, in good times and bad, for richer or poorer I take thee Lord.

I am suffering from cancer now. I pray to be healed, but if I'm not I will love and praise Our Lord Jesus Christ until He embraces me.

Response: Sorry to hear about your cnacer. May God be with you in a more way during this ordeal. Just a note about Dyan: She does believe in the triune God and and you are so very wrong about Jesus not being mentioned. Try to be fair in your words. -David

Subject: Newsletter_23
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001
From: Congregacion Beit Shalom

Dear David, I think it is great that even the Hollywood moguls have a chance to hear the besorot/good news of the Jewish rabbi Yeshuah (Jesusīs real name, since He spoke Hebrew, according to Acts 26:14). The only thing Ms. Cannon needs now is to jump on the newest bandwaggon of all, Messianic Renewed Judaism! Mazal Tov! Bevakashah! Welcome!
May the Elohim of Israel bless you all,
Julio Dam Messianic Renewed Rabbi
http://beitshalom.webjump.com or http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/7775/BEITSHA2.HTM
with over thirty free articles like "The Truth about Holy Communion", "The Truth about the Trinity" and other revelations.

Subject: DC Newsletter_23
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001
From: Patti

Oh, we should all hope and pray it continues! This old world (new world) needs all of God we can get!

Didja hear about the lady who went to her Pastor and said, "I wanna dance for God." He said, "Great! The church will be free Tues. at 7pm." "No, Pastor, you don't understand. I wanna dance for GOD!" He repeated, she repeated...you get the idea...sigh.
David, you are loved...lvpatti

Subject: Thanks for the Dyan Cannon article
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 13:48:22 -0700
From: Jake

Thank you so much for writing the info on Dyan Cannon. I liked the video clips and photos. It is great!!!

Subject: but wait get it right, daivd
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001
From: DAN

but wait get it right, daivd seh isnt a JEWISH CHRISTIAN Dyan is a Christian it appears. SAy it as it is and stop lying agin. Jeez, man you were born to lie or what? There is no such thing as a jewish-christian. What u been smoking, man?

Response: She has a Jewish heritage. She has a Jewish mother. She grew up and sang in the Synagogue. She says she is Jewish. So, she is Jewish. She happens to also believe in Jesus. Does that wipe out the Jewish mother? I think not. I have a friend who is a Jewish atheist. Would you say he is not Jewish? Jesus was Jewish, Dyan Cannon is Jewish. -David