Stories

Find in-depth feature articles and news about various BGEAC ministries, disaster outreach efforts and special events.

 

Believers around the world commit to pray on September 26

If we ever needed prayer, it’s now.

 

Five ways to start a new season in life

Are you tired of the same old thing, day in and day out? With the start of fall, it’s the perfect time to reboot and begin a new season in your life. Here are five ways to shake up your routine and keep God at the center.

 

Billy Graham on social injustice

In 1967, amid civil unrest in the United States, Billy Graham gave the following sermon on social injustice, as part of The Hour of Decision radio program.

 

Crowder: ‘I make church music’

Grammy-nominated artist channels ‘God-birthed anthems for His people’

 

A spiritual staycation: 5 Biblical tips for finding rest

 

The power of God’s word

“Power belongs to God” (Psalm 62:11). The great reservoir of the power that belongs to God is His own Word—the Bible. If we wish to make it ours, we must go to that book.

 

‘We’ve lost a lot, but we have so much’

Canadian worship leader sticks with Jesus amid COVID-19.

 

The remarkable story of how BGEA was founded

September 15, 2020, marks the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s 70th anniversary. Here’s the story of how it all began.

 

A look back at 70 years of sharing the Gospel

Billy Graham's 1949 Crusade in Los Angeles, California, was supposed to last three weeks but ran for eight as the evangelist preached the Gospel. The crowds and his message caught the attention of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. The resulting national and international news coverage launched Billy Graham into prominence. The next year, on September 15, 1950, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) was formed.

 

Anne Graham Lotz: When God shakes a nation

Our nation is being shaken by COVID-19, an economic collapse and violent unrest in our streets. There are endless conversations, discussions and opinions voiced by friends and family, educators and scientists, politicians and pundits—discussions about all the causes as well as the effects. At the same time, many people are being shaken by job loss, isolation, loneliness and the stress from all of the above. But I wonder … Is God using this time of great unsettledness to shake our nation? Is God trying to get our attention?

 

John MacArthur: The church’s duty to remain open

John MacArthur and the elders of Grace Community Church, in Sun Valley, California, announced July 24 on the “Grace to You” blog that the church intended to “obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29) and thus would defy Gov. Gavin Newsom’s July 13 order closing indoor operations of churches, fitness centers, hair salons and several other types of venues in counties showing an increase in COVID-19 infections. The blog, which laid out the Biblical case for the church’s duty to gather, prompted county officials to threaten repercussions, but as of press time, the church was continuing to meet with both indoor and outdoor seating. The following is excerpted from the blog. 

 

Cancel Culture: The death of dialogue, debate and decency

#cancel. #boycott. #block. #mute. These days, it’s hard to scroll through social media sites without some form of these hashtags showing up in your trending topics. With an estimated 3.6 billion social media users worldwide, it’s no surprise that platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram have become the perfect breeding ground for the phenomenon we now refer to as “cancel culture.”