Billy Graham: Old Truck Radio Talks

99
Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/billy-graham-death/553850/

There were times in the 70s when driving out to, or back from, some meeting with rural wood producers in my ‘organizer’ days that I found myself really listening to Billy Graham’s ‘old-truck-radio-talks’.

radio_600px Billy Graham: Old Truck Radio Talks

Was it because his message had a counter-cultural aspect, or was it that I was trying to understand something of the evangelical Christian world view that marked many of the older men (I was at best in my mid-twenties at the time) I was meeting with, or was it because of some deep need or emptiness I was experiencing in the late fall as the freezing cold was coming to stay amidst the leafless trees and abandoned fields where I was living at the time?

Whatever it was, Billy Graham’s recent death and the reflections and commentary this has occasioned included the linked, short, well-written essay that appeared in the Guardian, which many of us frequent. This short essay reflects a certain Celtic sentiment I have shared in, and in so many ways still do … https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/25/who-in-scotland-will-defend-virtues-of-religious-observance-billy-graham

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here