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June 1, 1994 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Who is this Luis Palau whose name shows up on posters, lawn signs and bumper stickers across Los Angeles and is the buzz of the evangelical churches? He is an Argentine-born evangelist who is believed to have preached en masse to more people--10 million souls in 60 countries--than anyone but Billy Graham. Despite that, he is a little-known figure outside the world of evangelical churches and traveling crusades.
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September 6, 1997 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Why should anyone bother with God? It is a question with which Christian apologists have wrestled through the ages, from St. Thomas Aquinas and his five ways for reasoning the truth of God's existence, to the down-home sermons of country parsons. Now Luis Palau, an evangelist who like the Rev. Billy Graham holds mass rallies around the world, is entering the fray with a book titled "God Is Relevant." It is no surprise that a Christian evangelist would publish a book to win converts.
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June 3, 1994 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Steve Appleford writes regularly about music for The Times
Pop music and Christianity haven't always enjoyed a harmonious relation ship. From Elvis to Lit tle Richard to the Beatles and beyond, rock 'n' roll at times has even been declared the Devil's music and cast into a convenient bonfire. Which just leads musician Peter Furler to ask: "At what decibel does the devil come in?" The Australian-born songwriter, drummer and producer has asked questions like this, but only half seriously.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1994 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A total of 45,100 people attended the five-day Luis Palau evangelistic crusade that ended Sunday--a figure that one crusade official said "was nothing short of miraculous" since the San Fernando Valley has few large churches and no arena to hold major rallies. The Sunday afternoon crowd of 9,100 at Birmingham High School's football field pushed the Valley crusade's total attendance slightly above the audience Palau drew in Fort Worth, Tex., last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1994 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first-ever mass evangelism crusade in the San Fernando Valley begins five nights of rallies Wednesday with organizers hoping that earthquake-awakened spiritual needs and broad church backing will offset the low name recognition of the featured evangelist. To be sure, Luis Palau posters, lawn signs and bumper stickers have been spread around the Valley with the zeal of a political campaign. "I thought he was a candidate for a long time," said one Valley resident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1993 | JOHN DART
In a first for the San Fernando Valley, a Billy Graham-style crusade will be staged in Van Nuys next summer. A broad range of 130 evangelical churches in the Valley area have pledged support for the June 1-4 event, which will feature evangelist Luis Palau, an Argentine-born American who ranks second behind Graham in mass evangelism success and is regarded by some pastors as a natural successor.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 1990
As a prelude to his Los Angeles crusade next April, globe-trotting evangelist Luis Palau will speak at evening rallies Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Lakewood, which is located in Long Beach, and Thursday at Rolling Hills Covenant Church in Rolling Hills Estates. Both events begin at 7:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1994 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A total of 45,100 people attended the five-day Luis Palau evangelistic crusade that ended Sunday--a figure that one crusade official said "was nothing short of miraculous" since the San Fernando Valley has few large churches and no arena to hold major rallies. The Sunday afternoon crowd of 9,100 at Birmingham High School's football field pushed the Valley crusade's total attendance slightly above the audience Palau drew in Fort Worth, Tex., last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1994 | JOHN DART
Evangelist Luis Palau, a preacher who has led crusades in Poland, Taiwan, Phoenix and Fort Worth in recent years, said Tuesday that while planning the five-day San Fernando Valley crusade last year, which begins tonight, he and his aides described it as the "Hollywood-Burbank Crusade" because few people knew the location of the Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1994 | JOHN DART
As the first mass evangelism crusade ever held in the San Fernando Valley approaches, some local Latino Christian leaders are disappointed that organizers are downplaying the potential appeal of evangelist Luis Palau to the area's large Spanish-speaking population. Palau will preach in a Spanish-language service at Van Nuys' 3,500-seat Church on the Way next Saturday night.
NEWS
June 3, 1994 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Steve Appleford writes regularly about music for The Times
Pop music and Christianity haven't always enjoyed a harmonious relation ship. From Elvis to Lit tle Richard to the Beatles and beyond, rock 'n' roll at times has even been declared the Devil's music and cast into a convenient bonfire. Which just leads musician Peter Furler to ask: "At what decibel does the devil come in?" The Australian-born songwriter, drummer and producer has asked questions like this, but only half seriously.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1994 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The five-day Luis Palau crusade, the first mass evangelism event ever held in the San Fernando Valley, began Wednesday night with an estimated 8,200 people listening to the Argentine-born evangelist preach a message of divine forgiveness--accompanied by an unscheduled lesson in nature's power. A 3.7 magnitude aftershock from the Jan. 17 Northridge quake caused a commotion in the crowd, sitting in bleachers and on chairs and blankets at Birmingham High School's Tom Bradley Stadium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1994 | JOHN DART
Evangelist Luis Palau, a preacher who has led crusades in Poland, Taiwan, Phoenix and Fort Worth in recent years, said Tuesday that while planning the five-day San Fernando Valley crusade last year, which begins tonight, he and his aides described it as the "Hollywood-Burbank Crusade" because few people knew the location of the Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1994 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Who is this Luis Palau whose name shows up on posters, lawn signs and bumper stickers across Los Angeles and is the buzz of the evangelical churches? He is an Argentine-born evangelist who is believed to have preached en masse to more people--10 million souls in 60 countries--than anyone but Billy Graham. Despite that, he is a little-known figure outside the world of evangelical churches and traveling crusades.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1994 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first-ever mass evangelism crusade in the San Fernando Valley begins five nights of rallies Wednesday with organizers hoping that earthquake-awakened spiritual needs and broad church backing will offset the low name recognition of the featured evangelist. To be sure, Luis Palau posters, lawn signs and bumper stickers have been spread around the Valley with the zeal of a political campaign. "I thought he was a candidate for a long time," said one Valley resident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1994 | JOHN DART
As the first mass evangelism crusade ever held in the San Fernando Valley approaches, some local Latino Christian leaders are disappointed that organizers are downplaying the potential appeal of evangelist Luis Palau to the area's large Spanish-speaking population. Palau will preach in a Spanish-language service at Van Nuys' 3,500-seat Church on the Way next Saturday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1997 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Why should anyone bother with God? It is a question with which Christian apologists have wrestled through the ages, from St. Thomas Aquinas and his five ways for reasoning the truth of God's existence, to the down-home sermons of country parsons. Now Luis Palau, an evangelist who like the Rev. Billy Graham holds mass rallies around the world, is entering the fray with a book titled "God Is Relevant." It is no surprise that a Christian evangelist would publish a book to win converts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1994 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The five-day Luis Palau crusade, the first mass evangelism event ever held in the San Fernando Valley, began Wednesday night with an estimated 8,200 people listening to the Argentine-born evangelist preach a message of divine forgiveness--accompanied by an unscheduled lesson in nature's power. A 3.7 magnitude aftershock from the Jan. 17 Northridge quake caused a commotion in the crowd, sitting in bleachers and on chairs and blankets at Birmingham High School's Tom Bradley Stadium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1993 | JOHN DART
In a first for the San Fernando Valley, a Billy Graham-style crusade will be staged in Van Nuys next summer. A broad range of 130 evangelical churches in the Valley area have pledged support for the June 1-4 event, which will feature evangelist Luis Palau, an Argentine-born American who ranks second behind Graham in mass evangelism success and is regarded by some pastors as a natural successor.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 1990
As a prelude to his Los Angeles crusade next April, globe-trotting evangelist Luis Palau will speak at evening rallies Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Lakewood, which is located in Long Beach, and Thursday at Rolling Hills Covenant Church in Rolling Hills Estates. Both events begin at 7:30 p.m.
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