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ASBURY REVIVAL 2023: a tourism perspective

February 14, 2023

Lawson Stone again —-

I’m pondering whether or not “Revival Tourism” is a thing?

On the one hand, anybody who comes can be touched powerfully by the Lord. But soon we’ll see all the historians, the academics, the sociologists, the specialists in “renewal movements” smelling their next article or book.

It’s easy to be cynical, but many of these folks are not just academics, they are also passionate disciples of Jesus. But they’ll have a hard time just being quiet and letting God work in their hearts.

They can’t just sit. They have to say something. They’ll have it figured out, categorized, and be telling everyone what it all means in a matter of hours.

Honestly, I’ve been here since it started, bouncing in and out of Hughes, and I still can’t even figure out what to CALL this thing that’s happening. At first I thought I knew. But as it has gone one, the templates and paradigms have cracked.

— Yup, love this guy and the perspective from his office across the street. In which he keeps a sweet archtop guitar handy, by the way.

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One Comment
  1. “Revival as tourist destination” has been a thing since Brownsville’s revival in the 1990s. One facet that contributes to that trend is the concept of “impartation”: that a revival is spread through personal contact, much like a contagion. One has to personally experience the revival in person, firsthand, to be able to benefit.


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