An Amusing Anecdote About Billy Graham

Presenting another, more human view of Billy Graham, Ruth Grapham often referred to him as “Puddleglum,” the Marsh-wiggle in The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis. For those who have not read the Chronicles of Narnia, or who do not remember Puddleglum, a typical interchange between Puddleglum and his friends reads like this: “Good-by, dear Puddleglum,” said Jill going over to the Marsh-wiggle’s bed. “I’m sorry we called you a wet blanket.” “So’m I,” said Eustace. “You’ve been the best … Read More

Ruth Bell Graham: Reference Points

It is difficult for me as a counselor to deal with some of the extreme views so frequently put forth by certain Christians. Some who want God’s reference point for morality, purity, or holiness seem frequently to ignore His standard on love and compassion. Others who go to an opposite extreme speak of a cheap kind of love that demands little in the way of holiness. Most of us have difficulty understanding other people’s pain unless it is a pain … Read More

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