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Reflections on the Passing of Rev. Billy Graham, One of the Greatest Christian Heroes of Our Time
Ed Stetzer, who holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair at Wheaton College (Billy Graham's alma mater), shares his thoughts. Two hundred million people. That’s the number of people that Rev. Billy Graham is thought to have preached the gospel to during his years of active ministry. This...
Here’s How America Is Praising Its Best-Known Preacher: Billy Graham
The late, great evangelist is garnering countless tributes after his death at 99. The world hasn’t seen anyone quite like Billy Graham. Americans remembered the significance and scope of Graham’s groundbreaking ministry in tributes and tweets for hours after his death Wednesday...
A Humble Servant with a Simple Message: John Perkins Remembers Billy Graham
Billy Graham's legacy through John Perkins' eyes. Rev. Billy Graham was the most impactful Christian evangelist of my generation. Mr. Graham, along with Leighton Ford and other members of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, had a tremendous impact on my life and the lives of so many around...
Someday You Will Read or Hear That Billy Graham Didn’t Really Say That
The quote that went viral after Graham’s death actually came from D. L. Moody—but he probably wouldn’t mind. In the wake of Billy Graham’s death, many have recalled the evangelist’s most pithy phrases and memorable lines in posts across social media. The onslaught of quotes...
Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died
'America's pastor' shaped modern evangelicalism. Billy Graham was perhaps the most significant religious figure of the 20th century, and the organizations and the movement he helped spawn continue to shape the 21st. During his life, Graham preached in person to more than 100 million people and...
Commentary: What ‘Black Panther’ Means for Christians
This celebration of black culture and black success points to a bigger story for the church. A while ago, I stopped watching a certain type of black movie. In the wake of the black suffering that I saw in real life, I didn’t want to see another black slave scene. I didn’t want the...
Why Christian High Schools Are Filling with Atheist Students
Foreign students offer US schools treasure in heaven and on earth. For most of Wheaton Academy’s 165-year history, it was a boarding school. Boarding was ended in the 1980s, then brought back—structured as host families—in 2006. “China had just started its student visas a...
How History’s Revivals Teach Us to Pray
The case for communing with God in a daring and agonizing way. From 1949 to 1952, the unthinkable unfolded on Scottish islands known as the Hebrides: revival! Seemingly out of nowhere, a spiritual awakening swept across the islands of Lewis and Harris, replacing post–World War II despair...
Why God Still Works Through Fools Like Samson
The deeply flawed Old Testament “hero” was set apart for a very specific purpose. Growing up in church as a scrawny kid, I was captured by stories of David slaying Goliath, Gideon defeating the Midianites, and especially Samson taking out 1,000 Philistines practically barehanded. While I...
Is the Body That 'Betrayed' Me Still 'Very Good'?
What the incarnation affirms about the reality of God's creation. I tend to sympathize with the Gnostics most in the morning. It’s currently common to deride these early heretics for despising our physicality and rejecting the goodness of creation. But when I wake up and tenderly place my...
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