(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.