(RNS) He’s Time magazine’s Person of the Year, the most talked about topic on Facebook and the most popular baby namesake in Italy. No surprise, Pope Francis is also the top Religion Story of the Year and the Religion Newsmaker of the Year, according to a poll of Religion Newswriters members.
Articles tagged “Billy Graham”
(RNS) “Mr. Graham was alert and in good spirits during his stay,” said Dr. William R. Hathaway, chief medical officer at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. “We are pleased with the results of Mr. Graham’s evaluation.”
(RNS) “Mr. Graham is in the hospital with a respiratory congestion issue, similar to what he had a few weeks ago,” spokesman Mark DeMoss said. “As was the case then, we expect he will be able to return home in a day or two.”
WHEATON, Ill. (RNS) “No matter how badly you have messed up,” Graham biographer Grant Wacker said, echoing a lifetime of Graham messages, “there’s a second chance.”
(RNS) Evangelist Billy Graham, who preached the gospel for more than seven decades, has written his 32nd book: “The Reason for My Hope: Salvation.” Here is a sampling of the thoughts of the 94-year-old evangelist.
(RNS) Between the stereotypes of preachers’ kids as either goody two-shoes or devilish hellions lies a tense and sometimes taxing reality, the children of clergy say. Just ask Franklin Graham.
(RNS) George Beverly Shea, Billy Graham’s soloist on crusade stages for more than half a century, died Tuesday at age 104.
(RNS) When aging religious leaders reach the top echelons of temporal and spiritual power, their followers have a certain expectation: Till death us do part. But Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise resignation has shifted that calculus, prompting introspection about when, if and how to let go of religion’s senior management.
(RNS) Evangelist Billy Graham has rubbed elbows with celebrities ranging from presidents to journalists to musicians. In “Billy Graham & Me,” a new book in the “Chicken Soup for the Soul’’ franchise that was released Tuesday, 101 people who have met Graham on the public stage share their private memories of the 94-year-old preacher.