So this is a bit late, and perhaps a little old-fashioned, but in the spirit of making “resolutions” at this time of year (and conjuring the ghost of Jonathan Edwards), I offer a few of the things I am resolving to do this year.
In my previous post (“Revival and Hype”), I said that since one of the marks of real revival is worship gatherings that are “thick with a sense of the presence of God that is not orchestrated by the presiders” that I am loathe to ever try to “engineer” results or orchestrate experiences. But does that mean there’s nothing we can do? Do we just sit around and wait for something to happen? Is there anything we can do to see these kinds of dynamics affect the communities and people we care about?