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Reflections on the Passing of Rev. Billy Graham, One of the Greatest Christian Heroes of Our Time

Mourning the passing of a legend today. Eighty million people. That’s the number of people that Rev. Billy Graham is thought to have preached the gospel to during his years of active ministry. This doesn’t include those who heard via radio or film. Show More Summary

The Sin of Tolerance

Christ's narrowness is our salvation. An example of Graham's fiery preaching in the 1950s. This article originally appeared in the February 2, 1959 issue of Christianity Today. Billy Graham's ministry to the big cities, widened in its...Show More Summary

Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died

'America's pastor' shaped modern evangelicalism. Billy Graham was perhaps the most significant religious figure of the 20th century, and the organizations and the movement he helped spawn continue to shape the 21st. During his life, Graham preached in person to more than 100 million people and to millions more via television, satellite, and film. Show More Summary

Interview: Billy in the Oval Office: A Story of Faith, Friendship, and Temptation

Journalist Nancy Gibbs recalls Graham's relationship with six decades of American presidents. In 2007, Time magazine veterans Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy co-authored The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House....Show More Summary

Interview: Inside the Nixon Years

Chuck Colson tells the inside story of the most controversial relationship in Graham's life. Billy Graham's relationship to President Richard Nixon was a tricky one, Charles Colson said in this exclusive interview before his death in 2012. Show More Summary

Meet Mrs. Patterson

Meet Mrs. Patterson - I would like for you all to meet Heather Patterson, my wife. We got married February 17, 2018. #HeatherPatterson The post Meet Mrs. Patterson appeared first on Courageous Christian Father. Read the full article at Meet Mrs. Patterson ©2004-2017 by Steve Patterson of Courageous Christian Father.

Wednesday Link List

Welcome to our 10th Anniversary Week Wednesday Link List! First off, if the pictures which usually accompany this list is your thing, be sure to check out all ten posted in our Sunday Microblogging feature. Let the games begin! Heaven’s Real Estate: So what’s the deal, do we each get a house or do we […]

Can We Grow in Empathy?

Research suggests even the unlikely can change. 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 her sorrow over her children growing up and leaving her arms empty. Show More Summary

Evangelical Leaders from Max Lucado to Pat Robertson Urge Action on Gun Safety

Influential Christians want to see bans on certain weapons as well as better mental health resources. Though white evangelicals are less likely than most Americans to push for stricter gun laws, the recent school shooting in Parkland,...Show More Summary

Where Protestants and Catholics Go When They Leave Their Churches

Research shows 1 in 6 US Christians changed their religious affiliation over a four-year span, with nondenominational worshipers leading the way. Much of the switching in religious identity in the United States over the past severalShow More Summary

Our Blood Exposes Our Physical—and Spiritual—Health

When we are sick and need to know what can make us whole again, there is no other fount we know. In the time it takes to read this sentence, your body will produce 17 million blood cells deep in its marrow. To put that in context, that’s as many cells as twice the population of New York City. Show More Summary

Is the Body That 'Betrayed' Me Still 'Very Good'?

What the incarnation affirms about the reality of God's creation. I tend to sympathize with the Gnostics most in the morning. It’s currently common to deride these early heretics for despising our physicality and rejecting the goodness of creation. Show More Summary

Why God Still Works Through Fools Like Samson

The deeply flawed Old Testament “hero” was set apart for a very specific purpose. G rowing up in church as a scrawny kid, I was captured by stories of David slaying Goliath, Gideon defeating the Midianites, and especially Samson taking out 1,000 Philistines practically barehanded. Show More Summary

How History’s Revivals Teach Us to Pray

The case for communing with God in a daring and agonizing way. F rom 1949 to 1952, the unthinkable unfolded on Scottish islands known as the Hebrides: revival! Seemingly out of nowhere, a spiritual awakening swept across the islands of Lewis and Harris, replacing post–World War II despair and depression with earnest, zealous faith. Show More Summary

Why Christian High Schools Are Filling with Atheist Students

Foreign students offer US schools treasure in heaven and on earth. For most of Wheaton Academy’s 165-year history, it was a boarding school. Boarding was ended in the 1980s, then brought back—structured as host families—in 2006. “China...Show More Summary

Gleanings: March 2018

Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our March issue). Trump turns Obama’s HHS into pro-life advocate A new division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be dedicated to hearing complaints from health workers who face discrimination for refusing services that violate their religious beliefs. Show More Summary

Is ISIS Really Muslim?

Christians can learn from Egyptian debate over terrorism and true Islam. For Egyptian Christians, 2017 was the deadliest modern year on record. At least 87 were killed by terrorists. But despite being labeled by ISIS as its “favorite prey,” Copts were only 12 percent of such fatalities last year. Show More Summary

The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass

The great abolitionist spoke words of rebuke—and hope—to a slaveholding society. A s Frederick Douglass looked out on the boisterous crowd that had gathered to celebrate America’s independence, he thought of Psalm 137. By the riversShow More Summary

20 Truths on The Human Right by Rice Broocks

God's Sovereignty, Justice, and Truth. Rice Broocks’ book God’s Not Dead inspired the movie by the same name, though it’s an apologetics book (that has a brief cameo in the movie) explaining the rationality of the faith. His new book was just released today. Show More Summary

Commentary: What ‘Black Panther’ Means for Christians

This celebration of black culture and black success points to a bigger story for the church. A while ago, I stopped watching a certain type of black movie. In the wake of the black suffering that I saw in real life, I didn’t want to see another black slave scene. Show More Summary

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