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Lifeway poll reveals top 10 most influential pastors in America today

When I was growing up in the 1980s, the American faith landscape was dominated by televangelists like Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell and Jimmy Swaggart. As the decade wound down, scandals would touch Swaggart, Jim Bakker and others. But the preachers … Continue reading

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George Beverly Shea dies at 104; longtime partner of Billy Graham

Sad news last week from North Carolina, where George Beverly Shea, Billy Graham’s longtime partner in evangelism, died at 104. A Grammy-winning gospel singer, Shea appeared before an estimated 200 million people at Graham revival meetings worldwide. He also sang … Continue reading

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Election night winners & losers: Todd Akin, Roy Moore and gay marriage

What does a religion blogger do after an election that seemingly lasted two years without a break? Blog about the winners and losers, of course! For this, I am leaning heavily on a terrific rundown by the Religion News Service. … Continue reading

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Billy Graham heads Election Day news from the pulpit

The religion beat is generating plenty of election news lately, both locally and elsewhere. Check out the York Daily Record religion page Thursday as my story this week touches on the many different ways local churches are responding to the … Continue reading

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A Jesus app and same-sex marriage

Finding life stressful? Too hectic? Not enough time to read the Bible for inspirational messages of faith? Well, there’s an app for that. I have never downloaded an app myself, but I try to keep up on what is happening. … Continue reading

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