Just because a person should pray for guidance doesn't mean they shouldn't think things through, says famed evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham.
In a syndicated advice column published in the Kansas City Star on Sunday, a person queried Graham about how some of her relatives always resorted to prayer when making a decision.
"My sister and her husband are always praying about decisions they have to make, but I think they just need to use their brains to decide what to do. After all, why did God give us a brain if he didn't expect us to use it?" asked the person. more >>
Responding to racial tensions that have resurfaced in America over the past two years, Anne Graham Lotz is urging Christians to open their Bibles and take four actions to bring healing to their communities and the nation.
"As I've read reports of shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota ... as I've shared the agony of a nation that is reeling from the cold-blooded, deliberate, pre-planned murder of police officers … as I've watched the eruption of anarchy in the streets … as I've wept with grief almost deeper than words but expressed by a silent scream in my heart … I've asked the Lord, What are we to do," Lotz wrote on her website Monday.
"Is there anything ordinary, good people can do?" she asked. more >>
Does God get mad at Christians who stop tithing to their church due to a job loss or because they're struggling financially?
A woman recently asked the Rev. Billy Graham if she and her husband were still expected to give money to their church after he was laid off and only able to find part-time work.
Graham responded that even a small amount of giving is acceptable, because tithing and charity should not be viewed as "a way to make God happy with us." more >>
Even though Franklin Graham has conservative convictions, that isn't stopping the influential evangelist from praying for Democratic leaders.
Graham announced on Facebook that ahead of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, he will be leading an online prayer at 2 p.m., just as he did before the first night of the Republican convention.
In a series of posts this month about the two conventions, Graham urged followers to pray along with him. more >>
Several conservative voices from North Carolina, including the Rev. Franklin Graham and the Benham Brothers, have spoken out against the NBA's decision to pull the 2017 All-Star game from Charlotte to protest the state's transgender bathroom law.
"The fact is this — the North Carolina legislators and Governor Pat McCrory are exactly right for protecting the state's women and children from pedophiles and sexually disturbed people who are looking for opportunities to take advantage," Graham said late Thursday night in response to the NBA's decision.
"This is basic common sense, but the NBA cares more about being perceived as politically correct and catering to sexual activists who are trying to use this situation as a scare tactic to gain leverage to change North Carolina's law. I think the NBA needs to realize that the safety of women and children is far more important than a ball game," he added. more >>
Is it at all possible to describe God in just one sentence?
That's the question recently posed by a reader of the Rev. Billy Graham's syndicated advice column published by the Kansas City Star. In his response, the renowned evangelist had this to say.
"In some ways it's not possible, of course, to put everything about God into one sentence," he wrote, explaining that since God is infinite human beings can't fully comprehend just how awesome He is. more >>