Recovering from Revival: Deconstruction and Love for the Jesus Freaks
July 13, 201910:00 am–10:50 am
In 1995 in the panhandle of Florida a spiritual awakening occurred that came to be known as the Brownsville Revival. A school was formed and thousands of passionate young adults left their comforts to bring light to the world. Despite their intentions many students found their life reeling unable to reconcile their systems of belief with their genuine encounter with God. Thanks to social media many of the graduates from this school have reconnected 20 years later and formed an online community to support the deconstruction process (including storytelling therapy affirmative listening) for one another.
Over the past 20 years, many of those in the group have experienced symptoms of spiritual abuse and trauma. A major goal of this online group has been to normalize diverse experiences and give opportunity to share stories and experiences many have not shared in two decades.
As part of this presentation, a group of graduates will be share their perspectives on the impact of revival, stories of what being “sold out” for Jesus looked like, events that triggered recognition of spiritual trauma and deconstruction, and how the group has worked to create the space for one another to work through their own experience in a supportive and respectful online community.
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