Thursday, February 22, 2018

7 Things Every Christian Can Learn from Billy Graham

One of my former professors, Dr. Timothy Beougher of The Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Missions, and Church Growth, shares insights into the life of one of God's servants.

"Definitive pronouncements about a person’s legacy are best left to future historians, but in the case of Billy Graham, certain reliable observations can be made now. As I both mourn his passing today, and rejoice that he is now with the Savior whom he deeply loved, I offer these reflections on his enduring legacy. These observations are not about the vast numerical impact of his evangelistic ministry (such as preaching to over 200 million people), but about his on-going legacy from which we can draw inspiration in our own lives and ministries today.


After struggling with a season of doubt, prompted by his friend Charles Templeton’s skepticism, Graham made a bedrock commitment to affirm the Bible as God’s certain and trustworthy Word. The signature phrase in his preaching became “The Bible Says.”


He repeatedly said 'there are three secrets to my ministry. The first is prayer; the second is prayer; and the third is prayer.' He pled with God for the souls of people. In his 2006 book, The Journey, Graham gives this advice: 'Every man or woman whose life has ever counted for God has been a person of prayer. A prayer-less Christian is a powerless Christian. Throughout both the Bible and the history of the church, those who made the greatest impact for God were those who prayed the most. ' ”

Monday, February 5, 2018

Introverts vs. Extroverts

Check out my article, "Introverts vs. Extroverts," in the February 2018 edition of Parenting Teen magazine, available from Lifeway Christian Resources.  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Parenting in the Digital Age

Used by permission from pixabay
Check out my article, "This Digital Age," in the January edition of HomeLife magazine, available from Lifeway Christian Resources and many Southern Baptist churches.

The article references a list called "Rules for our Son for His New Ipod Touch" that you can access here.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Our All-Sufficient God

Remembering Psalm 46, Charles Spurgeon writes, "As God is all-sufficient, our defense and our might are equal to all emergencies . . . . He is not as the swallows that leave us in the winter; He is a Friend in need, and a Friend indeed. When it is very dark with us, let brave spirits say, 'Come, let us sing the forty-sixth!'"

A fortress firm and steadfast rock,
Is God in time of danger;
A shield and sword in every shock,
From foe well-known or stranger.