I married my Jesus Movement sweetheart, Judy, in 1971. Since then, our relationship with the Savior has defined our life.
In that same year, Barry McGuire, an iconic folk/rock musician of our day trusted Christ.
July 21, 2012, Trippin’ the Sixties
Forty-one years later our good God intersected our lives in an amazing way. Judy and I are hosting Barry and his bride at Church of the Open Door on July 21st, 2012.
In the process of writing the book about our revival, the Jesus Movement, Reborn to Be Wild, I’ve met many of the musicians of the 60s, including Barry.
Barry’s teamed with John York–originally with the Byrds–and they play the tunes of the 60s. It’s a killer concert, but what struck me were the stories Barry told about the rock stars of our day and how these songs came about.
Rescued by Jesus
Barry’s heart still breaks over the sixteen friends he lost in the craziness of our lives back then. He, like us, was rescued from all that by the Lord Jesus Christ.
Many mornings Judy and I have breakfast on our patio and talk about how different our lives would have been if Jesus hadn’t run us down and overwhelmed us with His love.
One thing about those of us who consider ourselves Jesus Movement rockers: We have no illusions about our sinfulness. Jesus rescued us from death.