Billy Graham and America

Think you know a lot about Billy Graham? On Nov 10, Grant Wacker, professor of history at Duke Divinity School, spoke at the Bush Center for Faith and Culture. He presented a fascinating lecture on the impact that Graham has had on American culture. Wacker focused on the cultural forces that shaped Graham, and the way Graham in turn influenced modern life.

You’ll enjoy listening to a premier historian teach on one the pivotal figures in modern church history.

In Case You Missed It

1) What hath pastors to do with politics? The ERLC blog, Canon and Culture has a good series of posts dealing with this question. In part 2, Jonathan Leeman responds to the views of Jeffery Ventrella. It’s worth reading both posts.

2) You must read this excellent essay at CT magazine by Philip Jenkins on the possible extinction of Mideast Christians. Possible, he reminds us, is a tricky word.

3) Southeastern communications director, Amy Whitfield, writes about the temptation and dangers of living in a bubble.

4) Trevin Wax has a fascinating interview with Jake Hanson about his new book, Igniting the Fire, which looks at the early years and mentors of Billy Graham’s life.

5) The end of time as we know it? I think God, the creator of time, may have some input on this, too.

Grant Wacker to Speak about Billy Graham at the CFC

On Monday, Nov. 10th at 7 p.m., the Bush Center for Faith and Culture (CFC) hosts Grant Wacker, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Christian History at Duke University Divinity School. Wacker will present his recently released biography of Billy Graham, America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation.Billy Graham

Wacker’s book addresses the question “How did a lanky farm kid from North Carolina become an evangelist hailed by the media as ‘America’s pastor’?” Not merely a conventional biography, Wacker provides an interpretive study that helps to explain why Billy Graham mattered so much and how he became the closest thing to a pope that Protestants have ever had.

The lecture hall of the CFC is located on the 2nd floor of Patterson Hall on the campus of Southeastern Seminary. The event is open to the public. Copies of America’s Pastor will be available for purchase. Dr. Wacker will sign books at the close of the event.Grant Wacker 300w