By Roger A. Bruns
Billy Graham, the high-profile evangelist, writer, and founding father of the varied Billy Graham Evangelical organization, is now in his 80s. but his recognition is undiminished, because of new generations looking Christian non secular success. Graham is the star evangelist who has remained untainted by means of the monetary and intercourse scandals that experience plagued his evangelical friends. His movie-star appears to be like, demeanour, and propriety have made him a job version, and feature introduced him into shut touch with strength. He has had a private courting with each president in view that Dwight D. Eisenhower, serving as an unofficial White condominium chaplain and, to some degree, coverage consultant. This balanced biography covers Graham's lifestyles and paintings, his notable accomplishments, and the criticisms he has endured.It is apparent that Graham might be remembered as a tireless crusader for his religion in well known revivals worldwide. He has preached in approximately 2 hundred nations, drawing the biggest crowds for spiritual occasions in background, and made precise efforts to arrive audiences in Communist nations in Asia and the Soviet Union, which alienated fundamentalists.
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His years at Northwestern gave him an invaluable glimpse into the issues of finance, promotion, and administration. Although he was never talented in any of these areas, he surrounded himself with associates who were. They taught him to delegate responsibility, to tap the right sources of advice, and how to create a team. Several of the staff and faculty at Northwestern later joined Graham’s evangelistic organization. Minneapolis would become the headquarters for Billy’s worldwide ministry. It was at this time that Graham began to hold revival meetings on his own during breaks from Youth for Christ and absences from the college.
He saw natural disasters as a sign of God’s wrath, calling for people to repent and accept the truths of the Bible or face the consequences. None of this material was new. It was standard fundamentalist fare. In the hands of a dedicated young evangelist who firmly believed that God had called him to bear witness to the world, however, the material was all he would need to make an impact. NOTES 1. 2. 3. 4. Graham, Just As I Am, p. 22. Busby, God’s Ambassador, p. 33. Martin, Prophet with Honor, p.
5. ” 6. , November 1949. 7. Los Angeles Times, 14 November 1949. 8. Graham, Revival in Our Time, pp. 133–39. 9. Los Angeles Daily News, 30 September 1949. Chapter 5 A REVIVALIST HERITAGE: THE GREAT AWAKENING TO BILLY SUNDAY Revivalism was rooted in the country’s religious and emotional fiber even before the American Revolution. Gospel preachers, infused with a calling to spread the biblical word, carried little more on their mules and horses than their few belongings and small tents as they traveled the backwoods, clearing spots for camp meetings.