Billy Graham, mourned as a man of God, is laid to rest near his childhood home
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (RNS) — ‘My father preached on heaven, told millions how to find heaven, he wrote a book on heaven, and today he’s in heaven,’ eulogized evangelist Franklin Graham.
A preacher to millions took comfort in a local church pastor
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (RNS) — The renowned evangelist believed he too needed the guidance and support of a local pastor — a man he chose to preside at his burial.
Billy Graham to be laid to rest after ‘last crusade’
(RNS) — In keeping with Billy Graham’s pioneering use of new media, his funeral will be streamed live on the BGEA website, with coverage beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern on Friday (March 2).
Billy Graham was ‘the last nonpartisan evangelical’?
(RNS) — ‘Most evangelical energies, hours, dollars and prayers do not go toward politics of any stripe, but toward churches, missions, schools and charities, both here and abroad,’ writes John G. Stackhouse Jr.
Billy Graham helped give white evangelicals a pass on civil rights — scholars
(RNS) — While he is remembered for speaking out against racism and segregation during his later revivals, some scholars argue that he gave white evangelicals a safe alternative to civil rights engagement.
Billy Graham rightfully lies in honor at the Capitol
(RNS) — Graham is rightly honored not just as an extraordinary Christian but also as a great American. The two are not mutually exclusive.
The ’Splainer: Billy Graham, lying in honor and civil religion
(RNS) — Some see the honor as worthy of a preacher who had the ear of American presidents from Harry Truman to Barack Obama, while others see it as a violation of the separation of church and state.
Crowds line up to bid Graham farewell at US Capitol
WASHINGTON (RNS) — From Baptists to Bruderhofs, people spoke of personal connections with the longtime evangelist, even if they never met him or saw him in person.
Graham and American presidents shared personal bonds
(RNS) — A collection of quotes reflects the evangelist’s relationships with 13 presidents — from Truman to Trump.
Billy Graham should not lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda
(RNS) — The cause that Graham served with longevity and distinction is evangelical Protestantism, not the United States of America.
Billy Graham set a record on Gallup’s ‘Most Admired Man’ list
(RNS) — In 2017, even though he had not appeared in public for years, he still ranked fourth.
Billy Graham made sure his integrity was never in question
(RNS) — ‘He was a model of financial respectability,’ said Graham biographer William Martin. ‘There was never a desperation pitch.’