"The Jesus Revolution"

“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven and those on earth, and of those under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).

A couple of days ago, Dori and I saw the “The Jesus Revolution,” a film about the great awakening that took place among young people fifty years ago (Jesus Revolution ~ Now Playing In Theaters Everywhere). Though Dori and I were not hippies, we began our ministry among students in the midst of this massive movement. Watching this gripping film brought back memories of God’s transforming power when the name of Jesus is exalted.

I strongly recommend “The Jesus Revolution” to all teenagers and adults. It will explain the origin of much modern Christianity, including the new genre of music that emerged, featuring songs with fewer ideas and more repetition. With a similar revival going on now around our country, the timing of the film’s release makes us think that perhaps God is once again having mercy upon our young people, one that might also offer hope for those of us who are older.

The attached song, which is relatively recent, belongs to this genre; it has greatly encouraged me over the past few months. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcmqSfr1ENY

Dori and I certainly need a fresh touch of the Spirit’s healing presence and power. We feel broken and emotionally drained. Insomnia has further depleted our resources.

*In recommending the movie, I do not thereby endorse all aspects of the Jesus Movement.As Carl Henry pointed out long ago in the first volume of God, Revelation, and Authority ( Chapter Seven, pages 122-124) the movement had serious excesses and major weaknesses, the main one being a lack of theological depth. These show up clearly in the film.