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Network Leaders & Hero Makers
Network leaders are distinct from other leaders in their motives, methods, and measurement of success. The ‘Shalane Effect’ For the first time in 40 years, an American woman won the 2017 New York City Marathon! Shalane Flanagan crossed the finish line of the 26.2-mile race in a...
The Red Carpet Is No Longer a Refuge from Real-World Issues
This Academy Awards season, celebrities and fans are looking for more from Hollywood, but even with more robust coverage, they may not always find it. As the line between politics and entertainment becomes increasingly blurred, this Sunday’s Academy Awards will showcase issues like income...
Three Types of Evangelistic Contexts: Contact, Context, and Friendship
Few things are more enjoyable than being in partnership with the God of the universe. Over the years, I have noticed at least three different kinds of evangelistic contexts we may encounter when engaging in personal evangelism. Of course, if there are three types of contexts, there may be 33;...
Creation Groans, but God Hears: Many Species Face ‘Thinning of Life’
On World Wildlife Day, conservationists reflect on biblical ways of dealing with eco-anxiety. Visitors to London Zoo last autumn stood enthralled, watching the family dynamics of the critically endangered Sumatran tiger playing out before them. The two newborn cubs, instinctively mischievous,...
The 6 Songs Billy Graham Picked for His Funeral
(UPDATED) The evangelist planned his own ceremony. Experts analyze the music he chose. As Billy Graham is laid to rest in North Carolina today, the 2,000 invited funeral attendees will listen to—or sing together—six songs. Graham, who planned his own funeral [see CT’s live...
Congrats, Billy: Stats Show Your Evangelical Movement Is Still Going Strong
Born-again believers have kept the faith over four decades, while most religious switching has been between mainline Protestants and the “nones.” Editor’s note: In 2014, CT reported how a massive survey by the Pew Research Center found that American evangelicals were weathering the...
Billy Graham Is in Heaven. His Funeral Guests Got a Glimpse of It.
(UPDATED) A first-hand report from the evangelist’s “last crusade,” which he planned years before his death last week at 99. Billy Graham, the famed evangelist remembered for his straightforward Bible preaching and his spirit of Christian unity, once again brought Christians...
Ripples of Faithfulness: Remembering Billy Graham
Dr. Greg MaGee shares his experience at a Graham Crusade as a young boy. I thank God for Billy Graham. Graham invited me to take the plunge into life with Jesus, and his example of trust and integrity in ministry continued to inspire me as a campus minister and professor. Throughout my life,...
Can Pain Cultivate Empathy in Us?
Research suggests yes, and even the unlikely can grow. But our suffering Savior is the best model. I had forced myself to get out of bed to go to a small party at a friend’s house but soon found myself regretting it. I was cornered by an older mother who embarked into a long monologue on...
What Is Billy Graham’s Friendship with Martin Luther King Jr. Worth?
Contemporary Christians have mixed takes on late evangelist’s civil rights legacy. Many tributes to Billy Graham after his death this week at age 99 cite the famous evangelist’s stance on racial issues—tensions that much of the white evangelical church had long sidelined or even...
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