Editor’s note: We wrote to D.A. Carson and asked, “Do you find that the thrill and euphoria of being part of something that feels like revival may serve to dull the senses in some? Has the ‘success’ of this movement…Continue Reading
Blog Posts on Revival / Awakening
The Reformation was a great work of the Holy Spirit of God, and it was a royal mess. Is there a problem?
One of the problems we have when we remember and appreciate great events from the past — which…Continue Reading
Jonathan Edwards wrote a number of books that became famous, even during his own lifetime. One of his lesser-known works was a 1746 book titled An Humble Attempt to Promote Explicit Agreement and Visible Union of God’s People in Extraordinary…Continue Reading
When do you think the following observations were made?
Ministers today seem more concerned with political power in society than spiritual fervency in the church, while pop culture contributes to the moral decay among the youth.
While marked by an…
I have never understood or empathized with the view that knowing more about God gets in the way of loving God. And yet there are people who, it seems, build their lives and ministries inside the fog of doctrinal ambiguity.
Pastor John in 1981:
History has shown that God's way of stirring up his people to great acts of love and mission has often been to draw together a small praying band who lay themselves open to him and get…
Revival of church life always brings in its train a richer understanding of the Scriptures. Behind all the slogans and catchwords of ecclesiastical controversy, necessary though they are, there arises a more determined quest for him who is…
It was October 31, 1517, that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg. He wanted to debate the sale of indulgences with his fellow university professors. He wrote in Latin, but a nameless visionary translated…Continue Reading
The demise of "Christendom" affects both the Church's theological dialogue and missional strategy.
Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch give the historical explanation for what it is:
Christendom is the name given to the sacral culture that has dominated European society…