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  • Embargoed Billy Graham documents to be released

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (9 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Known as "America's pastor," evangelist Billy Graham also had personal relationships with leaders around the world -- in the Vatican, in Buckingham Palace, and in nations stretching from Argentina to Yugoslavia.

    Starting Monday (March 19), two new collections about his ministry, including notebooks documenting Graham's personal relationship with each U.S. president from Harry S. Truman to Barack Obama, will be opened to the public. Maintained by the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College in Illinois, the collections ... Read More

  • Stetzer undergirds evangelism at Billy Graham Center

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (9 months ago)

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    WHEATON, Ill. (BP) -- Ed Stetzer works amid the aura of Billy Graham each day at Wheaton College.

    Stetzer, a longtime Southern Baptist denominational personality who began as a church planter in Buffalo, N.Y., joined Wheaton's faculty in 2016 as the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair of Church, Mission and Evangelism and as executive director of the college's Billy Graham Center.

    "Holding the Billy Graham chair" -- an academic post, "not a literal chair" -- "reminds me each day of the importance of prioritizing a verbal Gospel witness," Stetzer told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Ed Stetzer to join Wheaton College faculty

    by Art Toalston, posted Monday, May 16, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    WHEATON, Ill. (BP) -- Ed Stetzer, executive director of LifeWay Research and executive editor of The Gospel Project curriculum published by LifeWay, has been named to the faculty of Wheaton College and as executive director of Wheaton's Billy Graham Center for Evangelism.

    Stetzer, 49, will begin his new roles at Wheaton July 1, which also will include publisher of Evangelical Missions Quarterly, founded ... Read More

  • Wheaton prof's departure spurs fast for solidarity

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, February 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

    CHICAGO (BP) -- A group including students and alumni of evangelical Wheaton College will fast for solidarity and peace until Easter in response to Wheaton professor Larycia Hawkins and the school announcing the two were amicably ending her employment. Read More

  • First steps taken to fire prof over Muslim comments

    by Leigh Jones/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, January 11, 2016 (2 years ago)

    WHEATON, Ill. (BP) -- A panel of Wheaton College faculty will meet within the next 30 days to consider whether to recommend termination for one of their colleagues, political science professor Larycia Hawkins. Administrators placed Hawkins on paid leave in December after she made comments on social media about Muslims and Christians worshipping the same God.

    The scheduled hearing is part of the evangelical university's standard process for terminating a tenured professor. Hawkins' statements were part of a campaign of solidarity with Muslims sparked by recent debates about refugees and terrorism. To show support for her Muslim ... Read More