Episode 134: On the Difference between Revival and Revivalism

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In his book Revival & Revivalism, Iain Murray defines revival as God using ordinary means to effect extraordinary change. That’s much different than revivalism, which is when man tries to use extraordinary means to effect the same, extraordinary change.

Can you tell the difference between the two? Is it even possible? In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan asks Mark to take a brief tour of church history so that pastors and Christians today can discern the difference between revival—a good thing—and revivalism—a bad thing.

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False Conversions: The Suicide of the Church“, by Mark Dever
Book Review: Revival and Revivalism, by Iain Murray, Review by Bobby Jamieson

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