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The Intersect: Billy Graham, C.S. Lewis, Netflix’s experiment

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Evangelist Billy Graham has died at 99. “Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.” Read excellent coverage on Graham’s life and legacy from the publication he founded.

What did C.S. Lewis think of Billy Graham? The two had met, and Lewis was asked his opinion of Graham in his final recorded interview. Here’s his answer.

Pastor to Presidents: From Truman to Trump, every U.S. President since WWII has met with Billy Graham. Here are short snippets of their stories.


A male elementary school principal announced he’s a woman. And the administration is telling parents how they can discuss his “transition” with their children.

Netflix’s new show wants to manipulate people into committing murder. Yes, you read that right. But psychology, history, and the reality of human nature have already answered the question the show is asking.

Mocking prayer: In Parkland’s wake, atheist/physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson remarked that the “power of prayer” doesn’t stop bullets, revealing a profound misunderstanding of the nature and purpose of those prayers.


One Ethiopian priest climbs an 800-foot cliff each day to reach his church. Is this the world’s toughest commute?

Parents just lost custody of their transgender teen. A judge in Ohio ruled that their daughter should be allowed hormone therapy to identify as a boy. Here’s why transgenderism threatens parental rights.

“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” turned 50 this week. Rogers, an ordained Presbyterian minister, once modeled racial reconciliation after Jesus’ example in this powerful scene on the show.

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