In my book, Reborn to Be Wild, I remind the church that the Jesus Movement of the 60s and 70s was the last great revival in North America.

Often someone will ask me, “What do you mean ‘revival’? How would you define revival?”

I’ll leave the technical definition to the theologians and church historians. My definition is more practical, from the perspective of one who lived it.

What strikes me about our revival was how deeply the Gospel penetrated our culture. Ours was the most angry and radical generation of American history, but everywhere you went, people were talking about Jesus.

That’s my simple definition of revival: A culture abuzz about Jesus!⇦Tweet that!