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Revd. Keith Hitchman

Romans 4: 13-25, Mark 8: 31-38 ~ Lent 2

Billy Graham last died Wednesday, aged 99.

‘In terms of sheer arithmetic, Billy Graham was the most successful evangelist the world has known, a man who preached the Gospel to more people than any other person in history.’ (Independent Newspaper, 22 February).

In many ways Billy Graham was a controversial figure. The obituaries, not all of which were complementary, reflected as much. His life raised as many questions as the  answers he was so ready to give.

Was Billy Graham once a racist. Yes, he was. But then so were the majority of white’s raised in the southern states at that time. During the 1960’s Billy Graham publicly repented of his racism, removed the cords that separated blacks from whites in the Southern Baptist churches he preached in, and became an early supporter of civil rights, forming a…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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