Thinking Out Loud

April 10, 2014

Larry Norman: Still Preaching from Beyond the Grave

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 7:36 am

Our friends at Flagrant Regard* sent us this picture from a Facebook page dedicated to the memory of Christian musician and songwriter Larry Norman:

Larry Norman Gravestone

The caption on Facebook read:

I was able to visit Larry’s grave last week. I was feeling very sad until I went into the office to ask where Larry’s grave was. I was told that it was easy to find because their was a mail box next to the tomb stone. my reply was “of course there is.” (That is so Larry.) I spent a few minutes there where I shed a few tears and reflected on the impact that Larry had on my life, I looked into the mailbox to find it had a message from his family and a bunch of CDs. I left encourage. Larry is still spreading the message of Jesus.

I love the line “Evangelist Without Portfolio.” Shouldn’t that describe all of us?  

  • larry norman bwRelated: Billboard Magazine reported last week that along with U2’s The Joshua Tree, Larry Norman’s Only Visiting This Planet was selected for “long-term preservation” by the Library of Congress.

For our Canadian readers: We still have lots of sealed Larry Norman CDs for sale. See the full list here.

*If you haven’t seen them, here are my two favorite Flagrant Regard videos:





  1. “Bloodstained Israelite” (hidden script on the bottom of the tombstone).

    Thank you for sharing this with your many readers Paul!

    God bless your and your wife’s ministry!

    Comment by Flagrant Regard — April 10, 2014 @ 9:30 am

  2. Thank you and God bless you for sharing :)

    Comment by todessakane2013 — April 10, 2014 @ 11:35 am

  3. My sons used to play a lot of Larry Norman’s songs when they were young, but I haven’t heard him for more than 20 years.

    Comment by meetingintheclouds — April 10, 2014 @ 9:10 pm

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