WASHINGTON (RNS) — Poring over some 1,300 sermon notes from 'America’s pastor,' Museum of the Bible associate curator Anthony Schmidt has tracked Graham's evolution as a preacher from the Cold War into the 2000s.
Billy Graham Legacy
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) — '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) — 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.
(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.
(AP) — The motorcade for 'America's Pastor' was a chance for residents in some of the evangelist's favorite places to pay tribute.
(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 was a model of financial respectability,' said Graham biographer William Martin. 'There was never a desperation pitch.'
(RNS) — 'Facing Death and the Life After' is just one of the more than 30 books he wrote.
(RNS) — William Martin says there won't be a 'next Billy Graham.'
(RNS) — 'Your counsel, advice, encouragement and prayer have been my mainstay and at times I have almost clung to you in my weakness, in hours of obsession, problems and difficulties,' Billy Graham wrote in a 1963 letter to his wife, Ruth.
(RNS) — His fragile humanity came through, even in his younger, more electrifying days, deepening his connection with the masses, helping people see that he was one of them, on the same journey, facing the same struggles.