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Anne Graham Lotz: Is COVID-19 a Sign of the End?

“There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven … When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”—Luke 21:11, 28 COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, has created national fear in a way …

Life on Hold: How to Grow Spiritually During This Global Pause

Whatever you were planning this weekend has likely been cancelled, postponed or at least altered. With life on hold in the foreseeable future, how can you use this extra time to your spiritual benefit? Here are some ways to deepen your relationship with God while doing what you’re already doing. Spend Time on Your Phone …

Franklin Graham’s Message for Such a Time as This

For millions around the world, the coronavirus is bringing day-to-day routines to a halt. As we face an unpredictable future, what’s something tangible you can do in response? Franklin Graham shared the following thoughts Monday on Facebook.  Many years ago, the great writer and theologian A.W. Tozer made this profound statement, “A scared world needs a …

‘Politics Today’ TV Show Addresses Threat to Religious Freedom in UK

Simon Barrett (left) of Britain’s Politics Today led a discussion on the upcoming Graham Tour UK.  Franklin Graham has crossed the globe countless times, telling people about Jesus. His plan to do the same in the United Kingdom has made its way into heated headlines, many pointing to the controversy it’s become. While some groups say Graham …

Franklin Graham Urges Prayer as Worldwide Coronavirus Cases Top 82,000

The new coronavirus has been making headlines for weeks now, crippling economies, cancelling school, disrupting travel and killing more than 2,800 people around the world, with new cases reported each week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50 countries have confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of those infected—most …

Australian Bushfire Victim Finds Hope After Years of Sadness

Anne-Marie* and her husband reached out to a chaplain for help. She’s one of the thousands of people who have been affected by the Australian bushfires that began last September. It’s considered one of the worst bushfire seasons in decades. Crisis-trained chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) have been in the midst …

Four sceptics who found Christ at a crusade, despite first doubting Billy Graham

Billy Graham shared the Gospel with 2 million people during a three-month Crusade in London which was first met with fierce opposition. Decades later, Franklin Graham’s U.K. Tour is meeting a similar pushback.  Although multiple venues have said they cancelled with Franklin Graham’s upcoming Graham Tour in Scotland and England this spring, the opposition is not deterring …

Franklin Graham to UK Media: ‘We’re Not Here to Preach Against Anyone’

Franklin Graham spoke with Premier Christian News in London, England, on Friday regarding his upcoming evangelistic events in the United Kingdom. Over the last two weeks, all eight venues for the multi-city Graham Tour have said they cancelled, claiming the evangelist will bring divisiveness to the LGBTQ community. Several bishops call his Biblical stance on homosexuality “hate speech.” …

Nearly 90% of young Britons feel that their life lacks meaning and purpose

A worrying new survey has revealed that 89 percent of 16 to 29 year-olds in Britain believe that their life lacks purpose and meaning. However, this number significantly drops to 55 percent with the older generation (over 60s). Experts have suggested that a person’s purpose may become clearer to them with age. But younger generations …

Northern Ireland Pro-Life Protest Draws Tens of Thousands

Last week, nearly 20,000 pro-life supporters met at the steps of Northern Ireland’s government buildings for a “silent protest” in response to British Parliament legislation passed in July that orders Northern Ireland to implement the United Kingdom’s liberal abortion laws. Abortion is illegal in Northern Ireland, except when the mother’s life is in jeopardy. But …