Most weeks, "Friday Five" jumps all over the place in the world of religion.
This week, the biggest story (the only story?) is Wednesday's death of the Rev. Billy Graham at age 99.
By my count, this is GetReligion's sixth post on the subject. Spoiler alert: It won't be the last.
Let's dive right in:
1. Religion story of the week: I won't even attempt to name a best story out of all the countless pieces that have been written on Graham's death and legacy. Honestly, I've had a chance to read only a fraction of what's been written so far.
But — as an Oklahoma resident for much of the past three decades and someone who covered the immediate aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing — I was touched by our own Terry Mattingly's tribute to Graham.
Tmatt's special column focuses on Graham's role and importance after the April 19, 1995, bombing, which resulted in the deaths of 168 people — including 19 children. In his sermon, Graham was acting as "America's pastor" and as an evangelist, at the same time, with President Bill Clinton in the front row.