Billy Graham Taught Christians New Ways of Being in the World -- Sightings (Martin Marty)
In her recently published book on The Christian Century, Elesha Coffman noted how Martin Marty was involved in Century efforts to counter Billy Graham's growing influence in the 1950s. A lot of water has gone under the bridge, and both Marty and Graham are considered senior statesmen of the Christian faith in America. Graham is older and feebler, but both continue to have influence. In this posting Marty reports on what he heard at a recent conference at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. He concludes that Graham may have had and continues to have a salutary influence. Although he doesn't address how he felt in the 1950s, here we find a word of appreciation. Take a read and offer your thoughts.