Touched by an Angel

Season 3 Episode 16

Crisis of Faith

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 02, 1997 on CBS
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Crisis of Faith
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In a hospital emergency room, a team of medic labors furiously to resuscitate an accident victim. Monica and Tess observe unseen and are eventually joined by Andrew when it becomes apparent the patient cannot be revived. The angels reflect on the events that led to this tragedy.

Their assignment had been to help Reverend Daniel Brewer open the Mount Calvary Teen Center. Posing as a building inspector, Monica could see that Tess and Andrew had performed admirably as the center's fund raiser and as counsellor for the crisis hot line, respectively. But as the angels prepared to leave, they received word from God that the assignment wasn't over. Despite a basketball injury, Daniel gave an uplifting speech at the center's dedication. But a cynical reporter barraged him with negative questions. Karen Gregg, the daughter of the church's accountant, approached the pastor to discuss a problem but was interrupted by the pushy journalist. Though Daniel made an appointment to counsel Karen the next day, she required immediate attention. His son, Luke spied her stealing money, while Tess tallied church funds. Luke walked the troubled girl home, where she stopped her swallowing a handful of pills. Realizing the Karen's situation was beyond his realm of expertise, Luke decided to drive her to his father. Irritated that his son was absent from the newspaper interview, Daniel drove to pick him up. On a dark, winding road, the cars collided.

Back in the ER, Daniel awakens, confused by the chaos. He is stunned when his wife, Gloria informs him that Luke died in the accident. Overwhelmed by guilt, Daniel shuts himself off from her. Though Tess is able to comfort the grieving mother , the pastor vents his frustrations at God. When Daniel absents himself from the funeral. Andrew delivers the eulogy while Monica reveals herself to the distraught minister. She convinces him to forgive and carry on the work for God has for him. In so doing, he is able to counsel Karen, thereby finishing the task his son had started.moreless

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  • This episode was about a pastor who loses his son in a car crash caused by himself. He's angry with God and seems to lose his faith, when God uses his angels to redirect his thinking. Bad things happen in life, but God's intention is to comfort us.moreless

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    My family and I enjoyed the Crisis of Faith episode very much, however, we were disappointed that the opportunity to speak about God giving up His one and only Son as the perfect atoning sacrifice in our place was not even mentioned. There is only one true God and we are only saved by true faith in Jesus Christ. God gave up Himself for us, to suffer and die (and rising again), so that we might live a more abundant life, not only here on earth but for all eternity. I wish that Touched by an Angel had brought that out more in its series instead of only in their Christmas episode.moreless
Chad Everett

Chad Everett

Reverend Daniel Brewer

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Ilene Graff

Ilene Graff

Gloria Brewer

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Kimberlee Peterson

Kimberlee Peterson

Karen Gregg

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