The bitterness fades away as "revivals" make their way into the news, and I look toward the past for new transfigurations of my spirituality.
My first experience of being prayed over by a same gender couple in an LGBTQ+ affirming and led Charismatic / Pentecostal space was transformative. Which is to say Queerismatics - we exist.
I too today reflected of the way the imagery of Transfiguration calls out this obsession with revivalism to mature into tangible acts of collective liberation. American revivals in the holiness tradition historically tend toward the reviv-ing of individuals’ devotion and commitment to their beliefs. Sure, some people go on from that euphoric high and intensified sense of belonging to agitate for justice but they are few in between.
I read another commenter say something akin to the thought that we ought to think of “Revivals” as how it’s used in Broadway. I think cynics like myself are asking where the real novelty is and how maybe, just maybe, we can ourself be the change we are longing for.
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Have you discussed the shroud of Turin? https://acts15church.substack.com/p/the-evidence
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