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Blog Archives: February 2018

Billy Graham (1918-2018): A Gospel-Centered Legacy

February 22, 2018
Chris Castaldo
The story is told that, during the International Congress on World Evangelization at Lausanne in 1974, someone asked Billy Graham, “Who will be the next Billy Graham?” In answer, the nonpareil evangelist motioned to the panorama of Christian leaders around him, saying, “They will.” I agree with Graham. No one person will ever replace him. He has been extraordinarily called to share the gospel at a specific historical moment with more people than anyone before him. No one can “replace” him, any more than anyone could “replace” Alexander the ...

Discovering the Freedom of Lent

February 14, 2018
Chris Castaldo
For many, Lent may seem like an empty ritual. But Aaron Damiani, author of The Good of Giving Up: Discovering the Freedom of Lent, begs to differ. I have known Aaron since our college days, when we were classmates studying theology. Back then, he gave fellow students the gift of laughter by performing flawless impersonations of faculty members. Now, however, he is giving the church the gift of spiritual insight by explaining how Lent offers a “springtime for the soul,” a vision that recognizes the inestimable beauty, excellence, and ...

Public Love

February 06, 2018
Chris Castaldo
Thomas Vincent, who was removed from his pulpit during the great ejection of Puritans in 1662, is famous both for his book on Christian love and his courage during the great plague of London in 1665. As “pestilence walked in darkness, and destruction wasted at noon-day,” Vincent decided to remain in London to comfort and care for God’s people. It was the practical outworking of his teaching about the selfless public character of true devotion to Jesus. Show your love to Christ in your public-spiritedness and zeal for Christ’s honor and ...