0 Have your say The saved and the sceptical remember answering the call of the world’s most charismatic evangelist, Billy Graham, in 1955, writes Dani Garavelli Though she was only nine years old, Ann Kyle remembers the exact moment she was “saved” by US evangelist Billy Graham. It was 1955 and he was in the middle of his six-week all-Scotland crusade. Listening rapt as his powerful voice filled Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall, she felt a powerful urge to leave her seat and give herself to God. “We had been to see him a few times,” says Kyle, whose parents belonged to an evangelical church. “I had watched my brother – who was five years older than me – go out to the front [to ask Jesus to be his Saviour] at a previous service. But that night I felt he was looking right into my heart. I suddenly understood what he was saying. I was nervous, I was crying. I looked at the man beside me and I thought to myself: if he goes forward, I … [Read more...] about Insight: Billy Graham
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Our recent photo showing the late American evangelical preacher Billy Graham on a visit to Derby in 1961 prompted responses from three of our readers, with one even spotting himself on the picture. Peter Johnson, of Oakwood, said: “I am the 20-year-old young man on the second row. I had asked Billy Graham a question and the photo shows him replying to me. What can you say about Billy Graham, with his challenging rhetoric and his ability to cause so many people to get up out of their seats and commit themselves to a new life, hand in hand with God? “Records show that, by his final crusade in New York City in 2005, he had conducted 417 crusades in 185 countries and territories in six continents since 1949 and had preached to more than 200 million people worldwide. However, there was another vitally important aspect to the Billy Graham story and this was music and singing. As a gospel singer in the 1960s and a member of the Derby Youth for Christ choir and male voice quartet, … [Read more...] about Derby R-R workers were given extended lunch hour to see Billy Graham preach
Abdullah Muradoğlu - Turkey It has been 13 months since Donald Trump was elected U.S. president, but the administration chaos in Washington is still ongoing. One of the questions asked by those who attended the “54th Munich Security Conference” was, “Who is speaking on behalf of the U.S. and whose word should we trust?” German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who admitted he did not know where to look to understand the U.S., said, “Acts or Promises? Tweets?” Speaking at the conference, Trump’s National Security Adviser Gen. McMaster said that proof has been found that Russia intervened in the U.S elections. Yet, Trump quickly posted a tweet and criticized McMaster’s statement. Americans asked that Trump’s famous tweets be ignored at Munich’s platforms and defended that the U.S.’s commitments toward its allies were continuing. However, their efforts to convince are not satisfying. Because, in addition to generals … [Read more...] about Who is speaking on behalf of the US?
2017 was a tough year, as we said goodbye to some of our best known and well-loved figures - from Sir Bruce Forsyth and Keith Chegwin to John Hurt and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. And the losses continued into 2018 with famous names from Stephen Hawking to Ken Dodd, and Jim Bowen to Cyrille Regis sadly passing away. Fans shared their memories and fellow stars paid tribute as they remembered those we have lost. Here's a look at all of the celebrities we've lost in 2018 so far who have inspired generations. JUNE Anthony Bourdain Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died on June 8, aged 61. CNN, who he worked for, confirmed the news in a statement and revealed the cause of death as suicide. Bourdain had been in France working on an episode of his award-winning series Parts Unknown. His close friend, French chef Eric Ripert is reported to have found Bourdain unresponsive in his Strasbourg hotel room. Bourdain first shot to fame with the release of his book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures In The … [Read more...] about Famous faces who have died in 2018
A host of superstars passed away in 2017, from Bruce Forsyth to John Hurt, Gordon Kaye to Bill Paxton and Chuck Berry to Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. And the losses have continued into 2018 with the deaths of stars and celebrities including Sir Ken Dodd, Roger Bannister and Stephen Hawking. Here are the famous names we've lost so far in 2018. JANUARY Cyrille Regis West Brom and Coventry legend Cyrille Regis died aged 59 after suffering a heart attack. The former striker was a pioneer for black footballers in the late 1970s. Regis won five caps for England and was awarded an MBE in 2008. Dolores O'Riordan The Irish singer was only 46 when she was found dead in her room at a central London hotel. O'Riordan, from Friarstown, Kilmallock, Co Limerick, was renowned for her distinctive singing voice and The Cranberries enjoyed huge success in the 1990s with tracks including Zombie and Linger. Jimmy Armfield England football star Jimmy Armfield died after a long battle against cancer. A minute's … [Read more...] about The famous people who have died so far in 2018