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Interview: What It Was Like to Be Billy Graham’s Pastor
Don Wilton, Graham’s spiritual confidant and preacher at his burial, said the evangelist never stopped striving for God. Billy Graham has prayed for millions. Far fewer can say the famed preacher asked them to pray for him. Don Wilton had the privilege of being the one Graham turned to for...
US Puts Scores of Iranian Christians at Risk of Persecution
Denied asylum after a year-long limbo, refugees face return to one of world's top 10 persecutors. A group of 100 Iranians, most of whom are Christians, are currently marooned in Vienna, Austria, and have been for the past year. They’re caught in limbo between the American Dream they were...
How Billy Graham Brokered World Peace Between Evangelism and Social Justice
The evangelist partnered with John Stott on the Lausanne Movement and helped revive the World Evangelical Alliance. In 1974, Billy Graham convened an enormous conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. “I traveled the whole world meeting such wonderful leaders,” Graham later told Lausanne...
Preaching Redemption Amidst Racism: Remembering Billy Graham
Carl Ellis, Jr. reflects on the impact of Rev. Billy Graham on race relations and culture today. When I was a young campus minister working with Tom Skinner Associates, I had the honor of meeting Dr. William Franklin Graham twice. I remember him as an approachable man, not given to living out...
One-on-One with Brian Stiller on the World Evangelical Alliance
Ed Stetzer talks with Brian Stiller about World Evangelical Alliance important happenings. Ed: Tell us a little about the World Evangelical Alliance and some of what you are up to around the world. Brian: The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) was founded in the 1840s as a way for Evangelicals to...
The Ultimate Billy Graham Playlist
How America’s pastor popped up in lyrics from Pat Boone to Johnny Cash to dc Talk. Many musicians—from Johnny Cash to dc Talk to Pat Boone—considered Billy Graham an inspiration, often bringing him into their songs. For decades, Graham has made cameos in tunes across multiple...
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...
Evangelism, Racial Tension, and Clay Feet: Reflections on the Life of Billy Graham
Billy Graham, Martin Luther King Jr., and racial tensions and bridge building today. “People are often led to causes and often become committed to great ideas through persons who personify those ideas. They have to find the embodiment of the idea in flesh and blood in order to commit...
Billy Graham and Johnny Cash: An Unlikely Friendship
The evangelist originally sought out the singer for the sake of his son. Billy Graham and Johnny Cash were the best of friends, mutual confessors, and fishing buddies. Their wives, Ruth Bell and June Carter, were prayer partners. The two men could sit for hours in the same room without saying a...
Billy Graham Goes to Washington: First Pastor Honored in US Capitol
Before his “canvas cathedral” funeral, the late evangelist will be the first private citizen since Rosa Parks to get a viewing in the Rotunda. A week after his death, Billy Graham will become the first religious leader and fourth private citizen in history to lie in honor at the US...
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