Issue 111 Billy Graham

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Billy Graham’s political temptation, his friendships with entertainers and heads of state, and the impact of his music team

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Experience the sense of Billy Graham’s greatness

David Neff

Watershed: Los Angeles 1949

The revival that took Billy Graham from anonymity to national fame

Grant Wacker

“I would not call it show business”

Media made Billy Graham a celebrity; Graham worked hard to stay honest and authentic

Elesha Coffman

“Go forth to every part of the world”

Billy Graham’s early missions to Europe helped shape a global evangelical movement

Uta Balbier

A citizen of the world

An interview with Leighton Ford

Matt Forster

Confessor-in-chief

Billy Graham shared the spotlight—and moments of intimate prayer—with more presidents than any other Christian leader

Stephen Rankin

The Life and Ministry of Billy Graham

A timeline of world events and the major events in the life of Billy Graham

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Mama was “a real theologian”

In marrying Ruth Bell, Billy Graham acquired a strong-willed partner, a shrewd father-in-law, and a heritage of Presbyterian purposefulness

Anne Blue Wills

The next generation

Billy and Ruth Graham’s children found their own niches for ministry

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The evangelist and the intellectuals

Billy Graham nurtured intellectual institutions and took the gospel to universities

Andrew Finstuen

Jesus Was not a White Man

Billy Graham asked Howard Jones to become a living experiment in racial progress

Edward Gilbreath

An evangelistic band of brothers

Five friends who helped Billy Graham set—and stay—his course

Seth Dowland

The “Modesto Manifesto”

The Graham team decided to take concrete steps to avoid the slightest whiff of controversy

Seth Dowland

Recommended resources

Books, magazines, online resources, and media recommended by CHI staff and this issue’s authors

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