Presentation given at 'Biblical Worldview Conference
' in Boston April 7,2006:
I have been assigned the task of presenting a vision for revival in New England. I will begin with a disclaimer. What I have to present is admittedly a very personal view, one that reflects my own theological, cultural and perhaps temperamental inclinations. My presentation is therefore very partial and relative in its content. I do not pretend to be giving a “Thus saith the Lord,” or to be declaring absolute, incontestable truth.
By stating this at the outset, I freely acknowledge the validity of other, perhaps competing or conflicting visions of what revival should look like in this region. I also, on the other hand, give myself freedom to be as candid, expansive and passionate to express my views as I can. I hope to remain respectful and fair throughout my exposition, but at the same time, I do not want to sacrifice clarity and definition out of a desire not to offend, or to sound more gracious than I really am or need to be.