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Johnny Cash on Billy Graham: “I have never known a greater man among men”

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Gratitude for Billy Graham

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Bono, Billy and Ruth

In a video tribute to Graham in 2005, Bono said: “At a time when religion seems so often to get in the way of God’s work With its shopping mall sales pitch and its bumper sticker reductionism I give thanks … Continue reading

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Nothing but respect. Billy Graham, RIP.

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Contact highs and appreciating other people’s art

Confession: I’ve got a bit of a twin obsession with both Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine). Found this story and photoshoot in W Magazine to be very interesting. Alix Browne, W Magazine: But last September, … Continue reading

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Black Panther Breakout Letitia Wright Smashes Disney Princess Expectations

By Joanna Robinson, Vanity Fair An Africa-set tale, and the first Marvel Studios effort to star anyone but a white man, Black Panther is set to upend expectations as well as box-office records. The film’s biggest surprise, however, is still … Continue reading

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Movie set at “Black Panther” was “almost like church”

Sope Aluko is the Nigerian-born actor playing the role of ‘Shaman’ in the much-acclaimed “Black Panther” movie. In an interview with Okay Africa, she said the set was “almost like church.” Okay Africa had asked her was working alongside such heavy hitters … Continue reading

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‘Ash Valentine’s Day’: True Love Dies

By Tish Harrison Warren Today, on Valentine’s Day, while the world is bedecked with schmaltzy red and pink hearts, I will stand before kneeling members of my congregation and tell them that they are going to die. This, without a … Continue reading

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An introduction to Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul

By Ann Powers In 1947, a white Southern musical entrepreneur named Lee Roy Abernathy made a move that shook up churchgoing America – and the sound of popular music. That winter, the Georgia-born pianist and songwriter went into an Atlanta … Continue reading

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Leonardo da Vinci’s high-dollar Christ

By Steve Beard The art world is in a high-dollar tizzy after a controversial Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus sold for nearly half a billion dollars. The mid-November auction “saw a tense 20 minute battle between at least six … Continue reading

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