An Open House to Cherish the Past, Honor the Present, and Build for the Future

In case you missed it, here is a quick breakdown of what happened at Southern Evangelical Seminary’s (SES) August 4th Open House. In the heart of South Charlotte, NC, in the Ballantyne neighborhood, perspective students gathered to have a luncheon with faculty and friends of SES. Alumni, including a pastor, a former U.S. Army Ranger […]

Evangelicals and Israel’s Birthday

As we prepare to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence (May 14, 2018) we need to explain to others, and to remind ourselves, why many evangelicals fervently support Israel and the Jewish people. According to Lifeway Research in Nashville, at least half of self-identified evangelicals believe that at some point in the future most […]

Easter: Its True Meaning

Christians around the world are celebrating Holy Week, which culminates with Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day. The two biggest events on the Christian calendar are Christmas and Easter. For most cultures historically influenced by Christianity, including the U.S., Christmas is the bigger, social, cultural, and economic event. It is often said that in America if you […]

Why Ruth Graham’s Tribute to Billy Graham Resonated With So Many

I had the great privilege of attending the incomparable Billy Graham’s funeral and memorial service on Friday March 2nd here in Charlotte. Every Christian I have visited with about the celebration of Dr. Graham’s homegoing was both moved and inspired by the service. The tone of the entire event was set by the following quote printed […]

Billy Graham’s ‘Missed Opportunities’: A Response

Imagine my surprise, disappointment and chagrin when I went online to read the New York Times a few days ago and encountered an op-ed titled “Billy Graham’s Missed Opportunities” (Feb. 21, 2018). The author, David Hollinger, is professor emeritus of history at the University of California at Berkeley and the author of several well-received works […]

Graham Was the Greatest Evangelist in the Christian Church since the Apostle Paul

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] I am sad for us, but I am happy for Billy Graham. The Apostle Paul told us that to live is Christ and to die is to gain more of Him (Phil. 1:21). I am confident the first words Billy Graham heard when he entered into glory were “well done, thy good […]