Billy Graham and the Making of an Evangelical Titan
Religious historians largely agree that Billy Graham exerted unique influence in shaping the post-World War II global evangelical movement. The question is how did a seemingly ordinary farm kid from the American South rise to that Olympian level? Some say it was the Lord’s hand, or his fit with needs of the age, or his intrinsic gifts such as homiletic skills, organizational ability, or even old-fashioned good looks. While all of these—and other explanations—hold much truth, in this talk I will assess how two “internal” traits—private humility and public ambition—interacted to create a man and a ministry of singular importance for understanding Christian leadership in the modern world.
Regent College Chapel
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