Friday, May 7, 2010
The Gospel and Woody Allen
I grew up with grand parents that adored Billy Graham. I can remember watching his crusades with my grand mother every so often when I would spend the night with her at her house on the farm. I also remember going to a crusade with my parents as a young boy and then again in my 30's while living in Jacksonville, Florida. Billy Graham is bigger than life. He's for certain a national icon that will go down in history as one of the most influential people this country and christianity has ever produced. But at the heart of Reverend Grahams passion for Jesus was people. I ran across this video clip of a Q & A he took part in with Woody Allen in the early 70's (I think.) As I watched him speak to Allen and invite him to consider life with God, I was reminded of just how good he was with people and how his affection for their lives was so apparent. It was so non-threatening, so engaging, and so warm. I don't know if it impacted Allen, but it certainly impacted me. Check it out.