What Sportscaster Starr Yelland Son's Death Tells Us About Miracles

A cafe owner just found KGOV.com by a Google search for Denver's 60s-era sportscaster Starr Yelland. In teaching that miracles foster unbelief, Bob has discussed the tragic case of Yelland's son's death. As a Christian Science cult member, the father believed in supernatural healing and rejected even the idea of medical treatment. On August 14, 1965, his son recklessly unfastened his seat belt on an amusement ride at Denver's Elitch Gardens. The roller coaster hurled the boy from the car. An acquaintance of Bob's, then manager of the park, joined in the frantic search for the young man. Walking through the bottom maze of the ride, blood dripped onto this man's arm. Starr Yelland Jr. was rushed to the hospital. His internal organs had been severely damaged and his face had been torn off. His father instructed the doctors to sew his face back on, but refused to give permission to operate. This is the superstition, common even among actual Christians, whereby people will believe God for miracles for things that they cannot see, but not for things they can see. This is like praying for the engine to start up in a temperamental automobile, but never praying to fix a flat tire or other problems that are visually evident. To understand this dynamic better, please see kgov.com/miracles.

Today's Resources: For more about healing, etc., we offer these options:
kgov.com/miracles online article
- read chapter ten of The Plot,
- hear this miracles study in audio (or hear the entire Plot study)
- enjoy The Plot Boys for students of all ages!