Billy Graham Legacy

Billy Graham, mourned as a man of God, is laid to rest near his childhood home

By Yonat Shimron — March 2, 2018

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

By Yonat Shimron — March 2, 2018

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’

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 1, 2018

(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’?

By John G. Stackhouse Jr. — March 1, 2018

(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

By Christine A. Scheller — March 1, 2018

(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

By Mark Tooley — February 28, 2018

(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

By Kimberly Winston — February 28, 2018

(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

By Adelle M. Banks — February 28, 2018

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

By Adelle M. Banks — February 27, 2018

(RNS) — A collection of quotes reflects the evangelist’s relationships with 13 presidents — from Truman to Trump.

5 people whose lives were changed by Billy Graham

By Amy Green, Marshall Allen, Jason Anthony — February 27, 2018

(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.

Billy Graham should not lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda

By Jacob Lupfer — February 26, 2018

(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

By Yogita Patel — February 26, 2018

(RNS) — In 2017, even though he had not appeared in public for years, he still ranked fourth.

Billy Graham: evangelical media pioneer

By Ted Parks — February 23, 2018

(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.

How Billy Graham changed religion in America

By Mark Silk — February 23, 2018

(RNS) — He made evangelicalism the default setting for non-Catholic Christianity in America.

Billy Graham made sure his integrity was never in question

By Yonat Shimron — February 23, 2018

(RNS) — ‘He was a model of financial respectability,’ said Graham biographer William Martin. ‘There was never a desperation pitch.’

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