Billy Graham:

  • Graham didn't intend to endorse Clinton | Evangelist's praise for senator at crusade just that, son says (The Charlotte Observer, N.C.)
  • Clarification: Graham remark on Hillary Clinton was not an endorsement | Comments misunderstood, says Franklin (Religion News Service)
  • Earlier: Why I walked out on Billy Graham | Dr. Graham and his organization allowed the Clintons to take this holy moment, this sacred hour, and once again soil it (Rob Schenck, WorldNetDaily)
  • Also: Rev. Graham's Dem ties irk the right | What's really got fundamentalist politicos up in arms is not a secularist Supreme Court. It's the Rev. Billy Graham (John Nichols, The Capital Times, Madison, Wi.)
  • A lion in winter | Even those who do not share Graham's theology admire his powerful preaching and the passion he brought to the great commission (Editorial, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Tex.)
  • Pat Boone speaks! (and prays) | A Gospel Hall of Famer, and a big fan of Billy (New York Press)
  • Rattling the cage: God bless America | Graham Crusade attendees were not the power-mad, reactionary Republican leaders in Congress, or the fearsome lobbyists for Christian fundamentalist power, or the hate-mongers of radical Right media. No, those quarter-million congregants on the grass at Flushing Meadows were regular Americans with an emotional, spiritual need (Larry Derfner, The Jerusalem Post)

Missions & ministry:

  • Religious interns comfort seniors | Students learn by building relationships with elderly and being available for them (Chicago Tribune)
  • Emergency kit effort aims to enlist religious leaders | People who work to promote residents' spiritual health are being asked to also promote their safety -- by helping them prepare for the chaos that can come with winter storms, hurricanes, terrorist attacks and other disasters (The Washington Post)
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