Revival/Outpouring roundup

OK, so I said I wasn’t going to post on this stuff anymore, but since I completed my series of posts on my trip to Dudley, a bunch of people started writing again, so here’s a round up. Matt Hosier gives his view here and has some audio here.Very balanced with a concern to remain united and not divide into polarised camps. I agree. Dave Warnock has started reviewing the teaching at Dudley and has concerns over the method Todd Bentley uses in healing Peter Kirk reports that Todd Bentley…

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Visit to Dudley (part 5)

This is the fifth and final post on my visit to Revival Fires, Dudley (part 1, 2, 3 & 4). So what did I make of it all? Here are some thoughts in order of how I thought of them (or no order at all) Why are nightly meetings important? Is it somehow more special because they’re doing it every night? So was the fact that it was ‘night 53’ significant? I’m already beginning to wonder if ‘interest’ has peaked, although a visit from Todd Bentley to these shores will…

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Visit to Dudley (part 4)

This is the fourth in my reports on my visit to Revival Fires, Dudley (part 1, 2 & 3). It’s about 10.30pm by the time Trevor Baker invites people forward to receive the ‘impartation’ – broadly speaking we’ve had an hour of worship (7.30-8.30pm), an hour of praying for the sick (8.30-9.30pm) and hour of listening to Trevor speak (9.30-10.30pm). Trevor first invites all those in church leadership positions to come first and line up in front of the stage, because if we ‘catch it’ our churches ‘catch it’ too,…

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Visit to Dudley (part 2)

This is the second in my report on my visit to Revival Fires in Dudley (here for part 1). The second part of the meeting was centred around healing. Trevor Baker gave a number of pretty general words of knowledge (arthritis, diabetes etc) and one or two more specific ones (50% hearing loss) and threw in some exhortation as people began to come forward for prayer. The band remained in place and continued to play in the background. While I’m not sure I would go as far as to say…

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Visit to Dudley (part 1)

In the past I’ve suffered from the British disease of cynicism and so when the latest ‘revival’ claims began to circulate and the ‘Dudley Outpouring‘ began, I determined to try and keep an open mind. Last night, I visited Dudley for myself, to see what was going on and to receive whatever good God may have had for us. The events are hosted by Revival Fires which meet at their Apostolic Resource Centre venue. There were perhaps about 100 people there. We arrived a few minutes before the meeting started…

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A challenging day

Last Saturday I took part in a sponsored challenge for a small charity, BreadTrust.Starting at 6am, 13 of us swam 1/2 mile, cycled 80 miles (beautiful journey from Shrewsbury to Lake Vyrnwy and back) and then walked 20 miles over the Shropshire Hills. I finished at 9.30pm. You can see more photos by clicking on the photo below. My knees suffered in a good cause, so if anyone would like to give, just let me know or send a cheque to the address found on the BreadTrust website. Bread Challenge

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