loren Eric Swanson: Justice Revival in Columbus

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Justice Revival in Columbus

This afternoon I arrived in Columbus and drove over to Vineyard Columbus (http://www.vineyardcolumbus.org/) for the second day of the Justice Revival. It was a great evening listening to the Raise Mass Choir, Shane Claiborne and Jim Wallace (Sojourners)...not to mentioon Bishop Timothy Clarke who MCd the evening. Last night was a great night also with 3,500 in attendance (http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2008/04/17/justice.ART_ART_04-17-08_A1_7V9V116.html?sid=101). Pastor Rich Nathan gave an invitation at the end of the evening and scores came forward.

Tonight there were two more "alter calls." This may be modeled after a little known fact re Charles Finney, who Jim Wallace says pioneered the alter call by asking people to come forward to trust Christ and sign the anti-slavery petition. Wallace urged the people from the 40 churches that had come together to adopt Columbus as a parish and create a kingdom movement of social justice.


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