Not everything that looks like revival is revival. A group of people can learn to act in the manner they think revival looks like and then claim to be “in revival.”
Category: Renewal and Revival Movements
I find the portrayal of the meeting to be a microcosm of revival movements in particular and church life in general. Where would we place ourselves in the picture?
Getting the straight story on Charles Finney can be difficult. I believe those who dislike his theology inaccurately dismiss his ministry and I think those who like his revival ministry tend to whitewash his theology. I am persuaded that Finney's revival ministry was more effective than his theological foes claim and I am convinced his theology was more aberrant than some fans of his ministry try to assert.
By David Kowalski I have devoted a good deal of time to studying revivals and I think most Christians don’t realize we are living in the time of history’s greatest one. Sadly, for those of us in the West, we are not participants. We also seem oblivious to the nearly countless lessons we can learn from that revival. When the communists prevailed in China, they expelled all foreign missionaries — including the Americans (how could the Christians survive without us?). …
When you 'sow seed' (in plain English: give money) to Todd Bentley, you'll benefit from his "Deep Thoughts."
Todd Bentley's meetings in Lakeland, Florida, are billed as "The Florida Outpouring." Some view it as the next 'wave' after the Toronto Blessing and the Pensacola Brownsville Revival.
Todd Bentley and the people he surrounds himself with talk about messages they claim to receive from angels.
Fresh Fire Ministries is headed by Todd Bentley, a Canadian preacher with a 'Toronto Blessing' type ministry.