Danny Lotz, the 78-year-old son-in-law of evangelist Billy Graham, died on Wednesday after two days in intensive care, his family has revealed. Married to Anne Graham Lotz for 49 years, the former basketball player was remembered as "God's gladiator" for his strong faith.
"At the age of 50, Danny developed a severe case of Adult 1 diabetes. For over 10 years following his retirement from dentistry he fought the ravages of the disease, earning him the beloved nickname, God's Gladiator," a statement on Anne Graham Lotz's website reads.
It adds that he lost sight in one eye and hearing in one ear, and despite also struggling with heart disease, never complained or stopped caring for others. more >>
Danny Lotz, the son-in-law of famous evangelist Billy Graham, is in intensive care after being found unconscious in his swimming pool. Evangelist Anne Graham Lotz, Graham's daughter, said in an update on Tuesday that the next 24 hours are "crucial" for her husband.
"Thank you for your prayers as we walk through this valley of the shadow. Danny is holding his own. The next 24 hours are critical and should give us some answers," Anne Graham Lotz wrote in a Facebook update on Tuesday.
"This I call to mind and therefore I have hope; because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning. … Lamentations 3:21-23," she added. more >>
Tullian Tchividjian, former pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale and a grandson of famed evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham, has been deposed of his clergy credentials by the South Florida Presbytery.
"While Pastor Tullian Tchividjian was deposed of his pastoral credentials, the South Florida Presbytery is committed to continuing to offer him pastoral care," the presbytery stated, following a regular meeting of the regional body's leadership last week.
"Our goal in doing this is to both protect the integrity of the Church from which his credentials were given while, at the same time, wrapping Tullian in the grace offered by Jesus Christ to all those who confess sin, pursue repentance and desire restoration." more >>
Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and son of the Rev. Bill Graham, will be speaking at the "Good News Festival," a multi-day revival, held in Oklahoma City this weekend.
Danny Little, festival director for the BGEA, told The Christian Post that the evangelical organization has held similar events in Oklahoma City in 1956, 1983, and 2003.
"These were crusades held by Franklin's father, Billy Graham. Franklin has held festivals in Enid, Shawnee and Bartlesville. This is his first invitation to Oklahoma City," said Little. more >>
Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has warned that there will be no forgiveness or second chances in hell, commenting on the early prison release of South African Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius, who served only 10 months out of a five year sentence.
"In hell, where all who are guilty of breaking God's laws will be condemned for eternity, there will be no parole, no forgiveness, no second chances," Graham warned in a Facebook post on Monday.
He added: "God is offering amnesty to all sinners if they are willing to repent and turn from their sins and receive God's provision for their sin — the blood of His very own Son, Jesus Christ, who died on a Cross for the sins of all mankind, was buried, and God raised to life." more >>
At 96, world renowned evangelist Billy Graham continues to share the Gospel by answering people's questions about Jesus Christ through his evangelistic association's "My Answer" initiative.
A person who goes by the name L.D. wrote to the Billy Graham Evangelic Association to ask the evangelist about the deity of Jesus Christ and what sets Him apart from say Buddha or Muhammad.
The reader asked: "I know Christians believe Jesus was divine, but what exactly do you mean by that? Most of the religions I've studied have their holy men and women, but what makes Jesus any different from them? — L.D." more >>