May 31, 2011
Ur Video: Billy Graham & Woody Allen
Contemporary church leaders could learn from Graham about engaging pop culture.
Earlier this month Billy Graham was admitted to the hospital. The 92 year old evangelist was later discharged, but the incident has sparked a number of reflections about the scope and impact of Graham's ministry. Lisa Miller wrote an article examining the disagreements and struggles between Graham's children about their father's legacy. And Stephen Prothero says Franklin Graham could learn a thing or two from his father about politics.
But what can we learn from Billy outside the realms of politics and evangelism? This video shows that Graham was also comfortable in the arena of pop culture. Here he casually spars with Woody Allan about sexual morality, religion, drugs, and the Bible. Not only is Graham charming and affirming of his host and the audience, but he remains tenaciously on-message.