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Evangelist and Southern Baptist minister Billy Graham occupies a singular place in American religion. For over seventy years, he preached to audiences large and small. He traveled the world, sat with presidents and other leaders, and urged listeners to commit to a life following Jesus Christ. A master communicator, his career paralleled the spread of new media technologies. Graham founded ministries, wrote books, produced films, and started Christianity Today magazine. As Graham turns 95, our panelists assess his life and legacy.

Contributors include Mark Galli, Jim Gertmenian, Johnny Moore, A. Larry Ross, Donna Schaper, and Madison Shockley.

The Patheos Public Square is produced in partnership with Christianity Today and the Progressive Christian Initiative.

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Billy Graham Got Me This Job -- and This Life

Billy Graham Got Me This Job -- and This Life

Mark Galli, Editor, Christianity Today

The legacy of the great evangelist can only be measured one person at a time.

A Mea Culpa to Billy Graham on His 95th Birthday

A Mea Culpa to Billy Graham on His 95th Birthday

Jim Gertmenian, Senior Minister, Plymouth Congregational Church

Responsibility for the recent decades of fundamentalist and evangelical wrath can be laid just as easily at the feet of us liberals and our intellectual snobbery as it can at the feet of this essentially gentle and good man.

Can Billy Graham Bring Hope to Millennials?

Can Billy Graham Bring Hope to Millennials?

Johnny Moore, VP, Liberty University

Graham's message isn't a nostalgic one for another time. It's a message for now.

The Heart of the Evangelist Still Beats Strong

The Heart of the Evangelist Still Beats Strong

A. Larry Ross, Spokesman for Billy Graham

The principles of Jesus one lifts up and lives out are far more powerful than the mere words one says.

Billy Graham, From the Other Side of the Protestant Table

Billy Graham, From the Other Side of the Protestant Table

Donna Schaper, Senior Minister, Judson Memorial Church

Billy Graham and I may be different kinds of Christians (and different kinds of Protestant Christians), but I still like him. Here's why.

The Greatest Missed Opportunity of the 20th Century: Billy Graham and Martin Luther King

The Greatest Missed Opportunity of the 20th Century: Billy Graham and Martin Luther King

Madison Shockley, Pilgrim United Church of Christ

Can we imagine the impact of a national crusade across the United States led by the two most powerful preachers of the 20th century, one white, one Black?

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