Billy and John

In respect to Billy Graham, who died yesterday aged 99, I am reblogging this that I wrote three years ago.

Making an ass of myself


That’s Billy Graham and John Stott, two Evangelical leaders from two different countries that both supported each others work and also disagreed on seriou s points.

1974, the year I became a Christian all over again, was the year of the fall out. Graham wanted the evangelical church to focus on Evangelism, Stott wanted to focus on social action as well, saying it was necessary as part of the Great Commission. Stott won.

Then there were the ripples after Stott had come out as an Anihilationist in 1988. Billy Graham was not.

Yet despite differences in their theology at a fundamental level, at Stott’s death in 2011 Graham was able to say, “The evangelical world has lost one of its greatest spokesmen, and I have lost one of my close personal friends and advisors. I look forward to seeing him again when I go to Heaven.”

Sadly not all Christian leaders…

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Hualien Earthquake, Taiwan’s East Coast

Please read and pray.

Catherine Lee

Please pray for Hualien on the Taiwan’s east coast, battered by a legion of earthquakes, starting with a magnitude 5.8 earthquake on Sunday February 4 that peaked with the main quake, magnitude 6.4 (registered as 7 in downtown Hualien) at 11:50 pm, last night, Tuesday February 6. Between those 2 major earthquakes, 94 shocks were recorded, with five of them reaching magnitude 5.0 or higher. Since last night, there have been seemingly non-stop aftershocks. Many of these have been felt throughout Taiwan. So although last night’s earthquake was not totally unexpected, the fact that 4 major high-rise buildings in Hualien collapsed as a result is a huge shock and major disaster, with the death toll rising by the hour and many still missing. The weather has been very cold, with snow on the mountains, but now there is heavy rain, which together with the instability of the tilting buildings is…

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