Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of American Christian evangelist Dr. Billy Graham, passionately believes that the tragic events of September 11, 2001, were a wake-up call for all Christians. The Christian clock is still ticking toward another watershed moment.
In her new book, Expecting to See Jesus: A Wake-Up Call for God’s People, Lotz outlines the signs of Jesus’ return step by step and explains that he could return at any moment.
"The nation is taking steps to stay prepared for another terrorist attack but God's people still have hearts that are stale and time is running out," Lotz said. more >>
Skillet, Lecrae, The Afters and The Almost took their turns to fill Milwaukee’s Veterans Park with Gospel rock on Saturday evening while evangelist Franklin Graham touched the hearts of thousands gathered for the “Rock the Lakes” concert with God’s call for “homecoming.”
“I know … you can’t change yourself, but God can change you. But you got to come to Him through His Son Jesus Christ,” Graham told a crowd of 15,000, mostly youngsters, in one of his three Gospel messages during the concert in Milwaukee, Wis.
Graham also told the Milwaukeeans he loved Harleys and visited the Harley Davidson Museum in their city. But he was there to speak about God’s love, which he said was represented by the father in the story of the prodigal son found in Luke 15. more >>
It will not only be sounds of Christian music with Skillet, Charlie Daniels, Michael W. Smith and other bands performing live in Milwaukee this weekend, but also a life-changing message, says evangelist Franklin Graham as his team is set to “Rock the Lakes.”
The “Rock the Lakes” event at Veterans Park Saturday and Sunday is “gonnna be not only a time of fun, I’m gonna have a message,” Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, says in a video produced by Fox 6 News. “A lot of music and a lot of fun, and it’s free…”
Judging by the size of the projection screen and other arrangements, the crowd is expected to be big, says the video, showing volunteers setting up the stage. It will be the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s first event in three decades in Milwaukee, Wis. Billy Graham, now 92, held a crusade at County Stadium in August 1979. more >>
A growing number of U.S. pastors are embracing Twitter as a way of spreading the Good News of the Bible, even if they might begin the 140-character adventure a bit reluctantly.
Evangelist Will Graham, grandson to world renowned Billy Graham, sent his first tweet less than two months ago. Graham’s Twitter name is @TellaGraham.
“Hello Twitter. I feel like a possum in headlights about to get squished trying to write my first tweet. My first tweet is so lame,” Graham tweeted. more >>
South Sudan became the world's newest country on Saturday (local time) as it declared its independence.
In anticipation of an uneasy transition to statehood, the United Nations authorized sending 7,000 troops and 900 police on Friday to help establish peace for the war-ravaged new nation. The U.N. resolution was drafted by the United States and approved by the U.N. Security Council by a 15-0 vote.
Southern Sudan has been in a civil war with its northern counterpart, its second since Sudan became a nation, since the mid-1980s. The split has partly been along religious lines. North Sudan is mostly Muslim while those in the South are mostly Christian and Animist. South Sudan sought independence, in part, over its objections to being governed by Sharia law. more >>
Chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team recently finished ministering to victims of the devastating tornadoes that hit Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Joplin, Mo., earlier this year.
The Rapid Response Team, a group of chaplains that are trained to minister to people in crisis situations, spent nine weeks in Tuscaloosa and over six weeks in Joplin providing an ear to listen, prayer support, and counseling to victims.
Keith Stiles, the RRT's deployment manager, said that even though the ministry has a goal of sharing Christ with the victims, they don't do all the talking. more >>