Here's the most recent news and updates for this outstanding ministry!
- Monday, May 12, 2014
While location played a part in the top name for baby boys and girls in 2013 with "Noah" and "Sophia" as the top contenders in the United States and "George" and "Noam" ranking first in other parts of the world, location didn't change the message Franklin and Will Graham shared this weekend.
Preaching on different continents, Franklin in Japan and Will in Australia, "The message is the same," no matter where they preach," reflected BGEA's vice president of Crusades, Viktor Hamm.
Franklin was in Sapporo, Japan, while Will made his way around the outback of Broken Hill, Australia ...Read Full Post »
- Tuesday, April 1, 2014
While the quote, "The more things change, the more they remain the same," is understood to have a negative connotation, it's what hasn't changed that I actually cherish the most.
The historic 30-minute radio program, "Hour of Decision®," was first heard in 1950 and literally began the media outreach of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Through the years, Billy Graham has remained faithful to the simple message of Christ: "God loves you and you can become a new person in Christ!"
The Gospel Mr. Graham has preached never changes. Human methods of proclaiming the Gospel change. Music changes ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, March 17, 2014
This past Sunday, we said goodbye to a very special family in our church -- the father, a loving husband and respected elder; his wife, a discipler of young women, devoted mother and encourager to her husband; the children, one of whom is among my youngest daughters' best friends.
They leave our church and his job at Azusa Pacific University for a head football coach position in mid-America.
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They leave because they feel God's leading them . . . uprooting their young family to move to a place where they don't know anyone but where a team of young men seek discipline ...
- Monday, January 20, 2014
I don't go to the movies that often but when the Oscar nominations are announced, I make a point to at least see one of the movies on the list.
"Gravity" is one of the big Oscar contenders this year - its trailers depict a compelling human drama about two astronauts on a seemingly routine spacewalk . . . when disaster strikes.
As I read a recent Billy Graham devotional, the main character in Gravity came to mind. The movie tells the story of Dr. Ryan Stone, played by Sandra Bullock - about her persistence, training and improvisation in the face of isolation and ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, November 4, 2013
For the first time in almost 63 years, the "Hour of Decision®," featuring Billy Graham will not air in its regular time slot this coming weekend.
Instead, a special My Hope America with Billy Graham program called Defining Moments, will be broadcast in its place on the nearly 600 radio stations nationwide that air the weekly program featuring timeless Billy Graham messages.
"To the best of our knowledge, it's the first time since its debut on Nov. 5, 1950, that Hour of Decision® has stepped aside for any other program," Jim Kirkland, director of radio at the Billy Graham ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, October 21, 2013
I had a defining moment this weekend.
Two children came up to me Sunday night during AWANA to tell me they'd placed their faith in Jesus Christ while memorizing their Bible verses this past week. All of a sudden, the stress of having to leave my to-do list at home to come up to church for AWANA, melted away.
My defining moment - God reinforcing the important things of life which aren't always on our "to do list."
Every person, whether as a child or an adult, comes to a moment when they discover the light of Jesus Christ ...Read Full Post »