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U2's Bono Once Wrote A Poem For Billy Graham: 'The Journey From Father To Friend'
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 10:25am | Type: Press

September 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Antonia Blumberg ...

See the Touching Handwritten Poem a Famed Rock Star Once Delivered to Evangelist Billy Graham
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 9:52am | Type: Press

September 17, 2014 Sojo in the News Billy Hallowell ...

U2's Bono Wrote Poem for Billy Graham Based on Preacher's Life Journey
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 9:48am | Type: Press

September 17, 2014 Sojo in the News Jessica Martinez ...

Bono: 'I Give Thanks Just for the Sanity of Billy Graham'
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 9:40am | Type: Press

September 16, 2014 Sojo in the News Michael Chapman ...

How I Kissed Evangelizing Goodbye
Originally Posted: 08/11/2014 - 8:47am | Type: Blog

What I came to discover is how much the world craves a listening ear. The biggest problem I have with evangelizing is that you enter into a relationship with a prescribed intention, and that stands in the way ...

Losing My Religion
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Randall Balmer How U.S. evangelicals rejected one of their own—and helped spawn the "New Atheism." ...

Franklin Graham: Putin Is Better on Gay Issues than Obama
Originally Posted: 03/14/2014 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

Evangelist Franklin Graham is praising Russian President Vladimir Putin for his aggressive crackdown on homosexuality, saying his record on protecting children from gay “propaganda” is better than President Ob ...

10 Reasons Why Evangelicals Should Read Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Tuesday released his first apostolic exhortation since his election in March. The message, “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”), challenges Catholics — both laity and clergy — to pay m ...

Humanists Warn Public Schools over Franklin Graham’s ‘Operation Christmas Child’
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

An organization of nonbelievers is threatening legal action against public schools that participate in an evangelical Christian charity that delivers Christmas toys to poor children. ...

Billy Graham’s Legacy Fading ‘Into the Mists of History’
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

We gathered at Billy Graham’s alma mater over three days to explore his ministry’s place in American history and chronicle its meaning for the future. It was a fascinating conversation, and poignant, too, as G ...

George Beverly Shea, the Voice of Billy Graham Crusades, Dies at 104
Originally Posted: 04/17/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

George Beverly Shea, whose signature baritone voice was a standard feature of Billy Graham crusades for more than half a century, died Tuesday at age 104. George Beverly Shea, who ...

Celebrities recall brushes with Graham in’Billy & Me’
Originally Posted: 02/18/2013 - 3:09pm | Type: Press

February 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Adelle Banks ...

Celebrities share Billy Graham stories in new book
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 2:30pm | Type: Press

January 10, 2013 Sojo in the News Tim Funk ...

After Romney Meeting, Billy Graham Website Scrubs Mormon ‘Cult’ Reference
Originally Posted: 10/17/2012 - 7:29am | Type: Blog

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association removed language labeling Mormonism a “cult” from its website after the famed preacher met with Republican nominee Mitt Romney last week and pledged to help his presid ...

Democrats Gather in the Heart of Billy Graham Country
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 8:39am | Type: Blog

The host city for the Democratic National Convention is not a particularly political place. Charlotte, N.C., is known for three things: banking, NASCAR, and religion. And when it comes to religion, Billy Graha ...

Evangelist Billy Graham in Hospital with Bronchitis
Originally Posted: 08/13/2012 - 3:47pm | Type: Blog

Evangelist Billy Graham, 93, was admitted to a North Carolina hospital after he developed a fever on Saturday and is now being treated for bronchitis, said his longtime spokesman, A. Larry Ross. ...

Billy Graham is NOT an Anti-Gay Bigot
Originally Posted: 08/01/2012 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

I sincerely fear that Billy has become a puppet for the political persuasions of Franklin Graham (and to a lesser extent, Anne Graham Lotz). All sides of this debate should at least stop and question why &quo ...

Billy Graham: Punish America or Apologize to Sodom & Gomorrah
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

Could it not be argued on as many bases that we’re advancing in positive ways — even particularly with regard to affirmation of the rights of the marginalized — as we can for moral decline? ...

Billy Graham's Team Prays with Colorado Shooting Victims, Families
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 11:30am | Type: Blog

According to Cathy Lynn Grossman in USAToday: Five chaplains from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Rapid Response Team, already in Colorado and New Mexico ministering to victims of the ravaging wildfires, redeployed to Aur ...

Black Evangelicals, White Evangelicals and Franklin Graham's Repentance
Originally Posted: 03/01/2012 - 5:20pm | Type: Blog

When Franklin Graham expressed doubts about President Obama’s Christian faith during and interview on Morning Joe last week, it reminded me of an uncomfortable dinner I had in the late ‘90s. ...

Franklin Graham Apologizes for Questioning Obama's Christian Faith
Originally Posted: 02/29/2012 - 5:44am | Type: Blog

Evangelist Franklin Graham has apologized to President Obama for questioning his Christian faith and said religion has "nothing to do" with Graham's decision not to support Obama's re-elect ...

Power, Prayer and Money
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

Sometimes connections forged at the prayer breakfast have been used or manipulated for less than godly purposes. It’s easy for politics to intrude. It’s been several years since I ...

Happy 103rd Birthday, George Beverly Shea!
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 6:33pm | Type: Blog

This week, George Beverly Shea, Gospel Music legend and longtime musical companion of Dr. Billy Graham, celebrated his 103rd birthday!   This week, George Beverly Shea, G ...

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES: A Decade Of Progress On AIDS (OPINION) I’ll tell you the worst part about it, for me. It was the look in their e ...

Woody Allen and His Evangelical Fan Base (Yes, Really.)
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 10:40am | Type: Blog

Woody Allen, the iconic filmmaker, the quintessential agnostic Jewish New Yorker, has rabid fans in evangelical stalwarts Chuck Colson and Richard Land. Who knew? Michelle Boorste ...

From Jim Wallis to Billy Graham, on His 93rd Birthday: "Thank you!"
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 4:37am | Type: Blog

Billy Graham is 93 years old today. And all over the world, people are discussing his influence and impact and remembering their own encounters with the world's leading evangelist. ...

Linda Midgett answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

I think an evangelical is someone who believes Jesus is the Son of God, that the Word of God is true, and that we all need redemption from this fallen word. I think an ...

What is an Evangelical, anyway?
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Blog

Not long after the 2004 presidential election, I was dining with some friends in Brooklyn when the conversation turned to religion and politics - the two things you're never supposed to discuss in pol ...

The Problem With Christian Labels
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

A week or two after the 2004 election, I was dining with some friends in New York when the conversation turned to religion and politics -- the two things that you're never supposed to discuss in po ...

Saying Goodbye to Uncle John: My Memories of John Stott
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

John Stott died this Wednesday. He was 90 years old. John Stott died this Wednesday. He was 90 years old. What many people don't understand is that he was the most influentia ...

God Uses Insignificant Persons to Change the World
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

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Whole Mission, Whole Church, Whole World
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The <a href="http://www.lausanne.org/cape-town-2010" target="_blank">Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization</a> is under way. The Third ...

Success, Seminars, and Salvation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> Ever since the crash of 2008, I've found mysel ...

Billy Graham's Theological Humility Should Challenge Evangelical Attitudes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Every three years, young evangelists from around the world gather in Portland Oregon to attend a conference put on by the Next Generation Alliance, an organization dedicated to mentoring the next g ...

You Go J-O!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>When I found out A Night of Hope with Joel &amp; Victoria would be playing in New York City, at the brand new $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium, I knew I had to attend this concert. (Sorry, but if you ...

Look Who's Praying at the Inauguration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The first openly gay Episcopal bishop.</p> <p>The first female president of the Disciples of Christ.</p> The first openly gay Episcopal bishop. The first fem ...

Happy Birthday, Billy Graham
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/uploads/081107-billy-graham.jpg"></a>As a 30-something Christian in the U.S., I just want to wish Dr. Billy Graham a happy 90th bir ...