Billy Graham

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Texas Supreme Court Justice: Electing Judges Is a Really Terrible Idea

    There's something fundamentally troubling about seeing a judge on the campaign trail. Take Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, for no other reason than that he has waded into the debate. He knows the system and has successfully held onto his place on the state's highest bench. Voters, assuming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Billy Graham, 40 Pro Footballers, a Crusade for Christ and a Groovy Look Back at Dallas in '72

    Shortly before word began circulating that the immortal Billy Graham has been hospitalized for the second time this year due to pneumonia, Athletes in Action posted to Vimeo the extraordinary artifact you see above: Graham teasing Explo '72, which Time called The Jesus Woodstock, that brought some 8 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    XLV Flopped at Cowboys Stadium, But How 'Bout UFC?

    ​Back in November in Cowboys Stadium, I went to the Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito boxing match. In 2009 I went to UFC 103 at American Airlines Center. My judge's scorecard: UFC > Boxing. By embarrassing submission. Got to debating the other day what event -- other than Super B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Cowboys Stadium to Host, Well, Everything

    You've come a long way, baby.​Cowboys Stadium hasn't yet officially celebrated its 1st birthday. Yet, by my count, the joint in Arlington has already hosted: Pro football College football High school football Pro basketball College basketball A high-school prom A high-school graduation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    The Top 10 Most Memorable Moments in the History of Grand Ol' Texas Stadium

      Fittingly, the stadium with the hole in the roof - so God could watch his favorite football team, duh - was christened by a 10-day Billy Graham crusade. A month later - Oct. 24, 1971 - Texas Stadium opened for Cowboys' business. Come Saturday night, the ol' joint at Loop 12 and Highway ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    The Great Hambino

    Wow. Babe Ruth may have built the house, but Josh Hamilton brought it down. I’m not much into Home Run Derbys – or baseball, for that matter – but the Texas Rangers’ slugger last night provided one of those goose-bumpy moments that remind us why we watch sports. In one of the most m ... More >>

  • Music

    May 15, 2008

    Murry Hammond

    I Don't Know Where I'm Going but I'm on My Way (Hummingbird Records)

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2007

    And Sometimes, You Just Want to Sleep

    Is it us, or does Russ Berger looks a little like The Ticket's Norm Hitzges? Russ Berger owns a company in Addison well known for its "acoustical and architectural design for recording studios and broadcast facilities," among them the tony joints belonging to NFL Films, Whitney Houston, Billy Graham ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2007

    God's Favorites

    This Arlington attorney is one of the most powerful Christians in the country. Who, just who is Frank Sommerville? Keep readin'. Five folks with local ties -- well, six, if you count Your President -- have made The Church Report's list of the "The 50 Most Influential Christians in America." (Alas, n ... More >>

  • News

    August 24, 2006
  • Blogs

    August 7, 2006

    Bishop, Thou Art Hungry

    Admit it, when you first saw this magazine cover you wondered to yourself, "Does T.D. Jakes get enough sausage?" Apparently, the answer is no. Bishop T.D. Jakes went home--to Charleston, West Virginia--this weekend to be feted during a multi-culti throwdown called, appropriately, Multifest. Thousand ... More >>

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    On a Wing and a Prayer

    Minister to despots across the globe, evangelist K.A. Paul just needs a few tons of jet fuel--and a safer plane--to keep up Gods work

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    Devil's Day

    This Tuesday, Satan's gaping black mouth shall spit forth...the new Ice Cube CD

  • News

    May 18, 2006

    The Devil and Doyle Davidson

    Did a preacher's obsessions push Dena Schlosser over the edge?

  • News

    May 11, 2006

    The Devil and Doyle Davidson

    Did a preacher's obsessions push Dena Schlosser over the edge?

  • Home Entertainment

    February 2, 2006
  • News

    February 17, 2005

    Right Hand of God

    Two Texas leaders of the extreme Religious Right get ready to flex their political muscle

  • Film

    September 30, 2004

    Good God

    A bishop's book becomes a powerful movie about hypocrisy and salvation

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    2002 Revealed

    An aging Buzz finds little to celebrate in the year gone by. What did you expect?

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2002

    In the Cards

    GayBINGO is a three-ring circus

  • News

    November 14, 2002


    In another holy war, the battle plan is to turn Muslims into Bible believers

  • Dining

    October 31, 2002

    Democracy Inaction

    Rotgut responses to questions from the discard pile

  • Culture

    March 28, 2002

    Hours of Power

    Theatre Three makes a joyful noise with a good play about preachin'

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    For God and Country

    For a South Oak Cliff church considered a model for mixing faith and government, the line between church and state is thin indeeda

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    Mr. Fixit

    "Ex-gay" minister Randy Thomas prays to put gays and lesbians on the straight and narrow

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Epistle to the Jews

    Southern Baptist missionary Jim Sibley's job is to call Jews to Jesus. Is anyone listening?

  • News

    October 8, 1998

    The bull market

    Peter Lowe explains how to succeed in business without really trying: First, find 20,000 suckers Photographs by Mark Graham

  • Film

    July 10, 1997

    To coldly go

    Contact is more like close encounters of the turgid kind

  • News

    May 9, 1996

    How Low Can You Go?

    When a Tyler masseuse accused televangelist Garner Ted Armstrong of sexual assault, no one came out smelling like a rose

  • News

    February 29, 1996

    Alicia Comes Home (Part II)

    How a determined father found his abducted daughter