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.
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.
(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).
(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.
(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.
(RNS) — Graham is rightly honored not just as an extraordinary Christian but also as a great American. The two are not mutually exclusive.
(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.
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.
(RNS) — A collection of quotes reflects the evangelist's relationships with 13 presidents — from Truman to Trump.
(RNS) — Across six decades of public ministry, Billy Graham preached to some 215 million people. Here's how he touched the lives of five of them.
(RNS) — The cause that Graham served with longevity and distinction is evangelical Protestantism, not the United States of America.
(RNS) — In 2017, even though he had not appeared in public for years, he still ranked fourth.
(RNS) — Billy Graham's sometimes daring innovations were guided by the simple motivation to remain faithful to a divine message and proclaim it in the most effective way possible.
(RNS) — He made evangelicalism the default setting for non-Catholic Christianity in America.
(RNS) — 'He was a model of financial respectability,' said Graham biographer William Martin. 'There was never a desperation pitch.'