Morning Rundown: God Used Lonnie Frisbee Powerfully Despite His Flaws

Jonathan Roumie in a scene from “Jesus Revolution.” (Jesus Revolution movie YouTube channel)

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God Used Lonnie Frisbee Powerfully Despite His Flaws

Near the end of the film “Jesus Revolution,” Pastor Chuck Smith gives his young disciple Greg Laurie the keys to a church and challenges him to launch a new congregation. When Laurie expresses his lack of confidence, Smith says: “God has a long history of using flawed people.”

Those words certainly apply to the Jesus Movement, the spiritual revival that started in California when a long-haired hippie named Lonnie Frisbee showed up on Smith’s doorstep in 1968.

The movement brought hundreds of thousands of people to Christ during the 1970s. “Jesus Revolution” portrays Frisbee’s early days as an evangelist, but there wasn’t enough screen time to unpack his complicated life.

6 Reasons Why Revival is Not the Focus of the New Testament

The Asbury revival has garnered the attention of many. As a result, some pastors and young leaders are looking at this phenomenon as the norm and primary goal of their ministry.

However, we must look at revival as a means to an end, not the end itself.

Historically, charismatics have been “all in” on revival. To them, this term is an all-encompassing word that means a mighty move of God in the church that spills over into the community and wins the lost.

Chris Rock: ‘I Believe Women Should Have the Right to Kill Babies’

March CM CoverChris Rock is an award-winning comedian and an actor, but in one of is recent stand-up performances his callous humor appears to come right out of a skit from the liberal program Saturday Night Live, of which he is an alum.

During a recent Netflix special, Rock compared paying for an abortion to hiring a hitman, akin to something Pope Francis said in an interview last summer. Known for controversy, Rock tackled an issue that many celebrities won’t touch.

At times, however, it’s difficult to determine whether Rock’s comments are sincere or tongue-in-cheek.

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