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Updated Billy Graham Book Speaks to Present Hardships

For many, this year has dealt a fair share of unexpected blows. And with all that’s happening, it can seem like the world is out of control with no hope in sight. Yet, the problem of pain and suffering is not a new one. And as Billy Graham once wrote, it’s a problem that can …

Cissie Graham Lynch: Trusting God With the Election Results

On the latest episode of her Fearless podcast, Cissie Graham Lynch explains how her mindset recently shifted in regard to the elections—and what she’s doing to prepare for the days ahead. “I finally realized no matter what, my message is the same,” Lynch said. “We need to be driven to our knees in full dependence on God.” No …

Losing Control in the Pandemic?

What’s your threshold for the pandemic? Some are roaring ready for everything to reopen while others stay isolated. For control freaks, it’s maddening trying to stay safe and constantly thinking about social distancing, masks and hand wipes. There’s also the responsibility of trying to keep a family safe. It can be mentally exhausting. Letting go …

Spiritual Encouragement for Gen Z: Those Most Stressed Over the Coronavirus

“Everywhere I go I find that people—both leaders and individuals—are asking one basic question: ‘Is there any hope for the future? Is there any hope for peace, justice and prosperity in our generation?’” —Billy Graham Although the coronavirus outbreak has been stressful for many, Generation Z is said to be among those taking it the …

Tony Evans: Church ‘Needs to Be the Cure’ for Racism

As a young man, Dr. Tony Evans experienced segregation firsthand. And while he believes racism still exists in the United States, Dr. Evans believes the Church can “be the cure for this problem.” He explains on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. The pastor, author and speaker has created a three-point plan any church …

Sharing Christ with People Who Aren’t Like You

Photo above: A panel from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s internet evangelism team fielded questions during a virtual training event for ministry volunteers. Read below to see what you can glean from volunteers’ experiences reaching people online. Race, homosexuality, addiction and abuse—all hot button issues with plenty of opportunities to air personal views about them, …

How the Love of Christ Overcomes Racial Divides

Photo above: Since 2017, Kevin Williams (left) and Ken Dunlap (right) have served together on the Rapid Response Team. Deploying to natural and man-made disasters, the ministry has responded to several communities with racial tension, including Ferguson, Missouri, where teenager Michael Brown Jr. was killed in a police shooting in August 2014. When Billy Graham …

Tony Evans: God’s Kingdom Demands Righteousness and Justice

The unjust killing of George Floyd on a Minneapolis street on May 25 ripped at my heart and the heart of a nation. To see his life callously snuffed out was overwhelming and piercing. But it’s not a singular situation. There has been life after life after life over many years that has been unjustly …

Franklin Graham: The Love That Conquers Racism

The tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis shocked and outraged our entire nation as well as other countries around the world. This was a repulsive act of evil that should have never happened. Racial discrimination of any kind is wrong, and police brutality must never be tolerated. And George Floyd isn’t the only one …

Newsletter: Every Life Is Precious To God

Dear Friend, Our society has erupted in chaos. The tragic death of George Floyd unleashed an avalanche of emotions and reactions. What took place in Minneapolis when this unarmed civilian was killed by a police officer is deeply disturbing. It’s inexcusable. Racism of any kind is evil. Join me in praying for the family of …

‘Are These Our Final Days?’: Searching Online for Answers About COVID-19

Since 2011, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s (BGEA’s) internet evangelism ministry has been reaching people right where they are. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the Search for Jesus ministry to be busier than ever, as people turn to the internet for questions about fear, anxiety and spiritual topics. Read these three short stories about one man and …

Billy Graham on Racism

Where does racism come from? What can we do to fix it? Billy Graham explores the answers to those questions in this one-minute message.   Want to read Billy’s daily devotions every day? Download the BGEA Mobile App Will Graham: Don’t Give Up on the Prodigals in Your Life‘Are These Our Final Days?’: Searching Online …