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The other Billy Graham rule

Faith & Inspiration | Learning lessons of humility from one of the 20th century’s most influential Christians
by Jamie Dean
Posted 2/23/18, 10:58 am

It’s difficult to add to the volumes already being written about evangelist Billy Graham after his death on Wednesday at age 99. The week ahead will bring more reflections as Graham’s coffin lies in repose at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., and then at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C.

In recent months, the so-called “Billy Graham rule” reappeared in the American lexicon with stories about how Vice President Mike Pence followed Graham’s example of not being alone with any woman who wasn’t his wife. 

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Forever and ever

Faith & Inspiration | Finding true, never-ending hope
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/15/18, 03:22 pm

Basketballer Kobe Bryant wore numbers 8 and 24 during his 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers. The week before Christmas, ESPN exuberantly reported a ceremony during which “the Lakers great had both of his numbers retired, and they will hang in the Staples Center rafters forever.”

No, they won’t. Someday that arena will fall down or be torn down.

Romance novelist Tessa Dare has one of her characters say, “I’m going to build that house with my own hands, from the foundation to the roof. I’m going to do it for us, and I’m going to do it right, so it lasts forever.”

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Family knots

Family | Sometimes Christians must overcome the strong and natural ties of blood
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 1/28/18, 12:39 am

There are things God commands us to do that it seems He can’t possibly mean literally, until we encounter a person who has actually done them. Praise God for such individuals! This is the power of testimony. Testimonies are a sermon plus. They convey God’s will but also flesh it out in ways unambiguous and inescapable for the rest of us.

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