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July 24, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From behind the first-base line, the unified shout came across the freshly mowed infield grass. "We love Jesus, yes we do," yelled the believers, encouraging the crowd behind third base to join in this religious twist on the age-old spirit cheer. "We love Jesus, how about you?" Mixing Puritan-era evangelism with icons of the MTV generation, the Orange County Harvest Crusade opened Friday night with the crowd of about 39,000 at Anaheim Stadium.
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July 15, 2005 | Roy Rivenburg, Times Staff Writer
Sumo wrestling for Jesus, religious motocross stunts and a dose of Christian testosterone. That's a sampling of the lineup this weekend as a trio of large-scale Christian events descends upon Anaheim and Los Angeles. The harmonic convergence of rallies -- the three-day Harvest Crusade at Angel Stadium, a two-day Promise Keepers conference at Arrowhead Pond and the daylong Festival Bajo el Sol at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum -- will showcase some of Christianity's top preachers and musicians.
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May 13, 1995 | From Religion News Service
"Awesome." "Radical." "Totally stoked." You'd expect as much from the locals describing surf conditions. But these men were landlocked in the stands of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and they were talking about "Promise Keepers," a booming revival movement built around mass rallies of Christian men. To Los Angeles maintenance man Joe Fernandez, it was a celebration of his Christian manhood. "It's like a fiesta, like a party for God," Fernandez said.
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July 14, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Evangelist Billy Graham, citing his health and that of his wife, said in Charlotte that he had declined an invitation to hold a crusade in London. Graham, 86, said he made the decision last week before the bombings. He said his health and age made long-distance travel a greater challenge than recent domestic crusades, including a three-day revival last month in New York City that he had said might be his last.
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September 10, 1994 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
For the first time since the Rev. Billy Graham preached to hundreds of thousands in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 31 years ago, a major Christian crusade will open in the newly renovated landmark next weekend with an appeal for reconciliation among racial and ethnic groups. While the Gospel message of salvation remains unchanged from when it was preached in the Coliseum in 1963 by Graham, Los Angeles' ethnic and cultural identity has undergone a dramatic transformation.
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July 15, 2005 | Roy Rivenburg, Times Staff Writer
Sumo wrestling for Jesus, religious motocross stunts and a dose of Christian testosterone. That's a sampling of the lineup this weekend as a trio of large-scale Christian events descends upon Anaheim and Los Angeles. The harmonic convergence of rallies -- the three-day Harvest Crusade at Angel Stadium, a two-day Promise Keepers conference at Arrowhead Pond and the daylong Festival Bajo el Sol at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum -- will showcase some of Christianity's top preachers and musicians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The Police Department gave generously last week to the Rev. Billy Graham's four-day Central Valley Crusade. Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the threat of a terrorist attack on a gathering of 40,000 to 50,000 Christians a day outweighed the need for event organizers to hire additional officers. About 75 officers were used each day, costing the city about $78,960. "It was an attempt to thwart what could have been a target," Dyer said.
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July 14, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Evangelist Billy Graham, citing his health and that of his wife, said in Charlotte that he had declined an invitation to hold a crusade in London. Graham, 86, said he made the decision last week before the bombings. He said his health and age made long-distance travel a greater challenge than recent domestic crusades, including a three-day revival last month in New York City that he had said might be his last.
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June 25, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The Rev. Billy Graham, hobbled by age and illness, opened what may be his final American revival at Flushing-Meadows Corona Park in Queens. Graham, 86, was helped onto the stage by his son and successor, the Rev. Franklin Graham, who then sat nearby, ready to step in if his father was unable to finish. But Graham spoke for about 30 minutes, his baritone diminished but clear, mixing his message of salvation in Jesus with anecdotes and humor.
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March 16, 1993 | OTTO STRONG
A caravan of five motor homes--otherwise known as "mitzvah tanks"--visited six Orange County locations Monday as part of a trek across North America to prophesy that the Moshiach, or Messiah, is coming. The Moshiach Awareness Caravan, which left New York City on Feb. 28, is manned by 17 Jewish men studying Judaism in Brooklyn. The caravan previously stopped in Atlantic City, Miami, Houston and Tucson.
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June 25, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The Rev. Billy Graham, hobbled by age and illness, opened what may be his final American revival at Flushing-Meadows Corona Park in Queens. Graham, 86, was helped onto the stage by his son and successor, the Rev. Franklin Graham, who then sat nearby, ready to step in if his father was unable to finish. But Graham spoke for about 30 minutes, his baritone diminished but clear, mixing his message of salvation in Jesus with anecdotes and humor.
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July 10, 2004 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
When it comes to planning for evangelist Billy Graham's Greater Los Angeles Crusade, nothing is taken on faith alone. Four months before hundreds of thousands are expected to file into the Rose Bowl for the Nov. 18 to 21 crusade, preparations already are underway that would awe the most seasoned of political operatives in this year's presidential campaigns. "A crusade is like an iceberg.
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October 17, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The Police Department gave generously last week to the Rev. Billy Graham's four-day Central Valley Crusade. Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the threat of a terrorist attack on a gathering of 40,000 to 50,000 Christians a day outweighed the need for event organizers to hire additional officers. About 75 officers were used each day, costing the city about $78,960. "It was an attempt to thwart what could have been a target," Dyer said.
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August 19, 2000 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 11th annual Harvest Crusade opened Friday with more than 32,000 spirited participants nearly filling the stands at Anaheim's Edison International Field to hear the rock band Big Tent Revival, singer Crystal Lewis and evangelist Greg Laurie. "Of course, it's going to be fun to be around all the Christian people," said Justo Marquez, 19, of Fontana. But the point of the crusade, he said, is to bring a non-Christian friend or someone who wants to reconnect with the faith.
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November 16, 1996 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's almost axiomatic that for evangelistic rallies, you erect the largest tent or book the biggest ballpark, then promote the heck out of the crusade to bring in the biggest possible crowds. But evangelist Greg Laurie's soul-seeking sessions Sunday through Wednesday at the Universal Amphitheatre have had a unusually low-key buildup--reflecting the facility's mere 6,100 seats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1996 | JOHN DART
It's almost axiomatic that for evangelistic rallies, you erect the largest tent or book the biggest ballpark, then promote the heck out of the crusade to bring in the biggest possible crowds. But evangelist Greg Laurie's soul-seeking sessions Sunday through Wednesday at the Universal Amphitheatre have had an unusually low-key buildup--reflecting the facility's mere 6,100 seats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1996 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's almost axiomatic that for evangelistic rallies, you erect the largest tent or book the biggest ballpark, then promote the heck out of the crusade to bring in the biggest possible crowds. But evangelist Greg Laurie's soul-seeking sessions Sunday through Wednesday at the Universal Amphitheatre have had a unusually low-key buildup--reflecting the facility's mere 6,100 seats.
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July 1, 1989 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Rush-hour commuters accustomed to devilish traffic jams were called upon to denounce Satan in a bold and curious crusade launched by a maverick branch of the Salvation Army on Friday. Uniformed members of the religious organization's San Fernando Valley headquarters hoisted large banners above three Hollywood Freeway overpasses during the intense morning rush hours warning that old Beelzebub himself may be tailgating on drivers' souls.
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May 13, 1995 | From Religion News Service
"Awesome." "Radical." "Totally stoked." You'd expect as much from the locals describing surf conditions. But these men were landlocked in the stands of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and they were talking about "Promise Keepers," a booming revival movement built around mass rallies of Christian men. To Los Angeles maintenance man Joe Fernandez, it was a celebration of his Christian manhood. "It's like a fiesta, like a party for God," Fernandez said.
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May 6, 1995 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The men-only spiritual movement called Promise Keepers took over the Los Angeles Coliseum on Friday night, preaching father-husband duties not only to legions of "born-again" Christians but also to about 150 men from Skid Row and a smattering of Catholic and Mormon leaders. Before the 15 hours of singing, praying and instruction end tonight, officials of the fast-spreading, Colorado-based movement expect more than 70,000 to have attended.
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