July 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm
So was there a special section of the paper devoted to revivals and revival-related happenings? You could take your pick of revivals?
“Mysteries of God Never Before Known by Man Now Unveiled”–that’s quite a promise. Then again, Jack Opie and Cliff Suva offer dynamic Holy Ghost preaching.
I think of how many offer healing, and that makes me think of the people suffering . . . and I hope for some of them, the tent revival did the trick.
July 19, 2012 at 1:56 pm
Yes, it was common practice for newspapers to feature church activities in their classified ads. I suspect that holds true in some places, even today, but as you can probably see here, the topics/activities have shifted somewhat. 🙂
We sometimes saw long strings of revival tents, pitched along the same street like food trucks, offering nourishment/healing for the soul.
July 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm
Wow, such a smorgasbord of revivals. You really do have a fascinating background and unique perspective on what’s happening these days with “religion.” I’m thinking you should write a book! 🙂
July 22, 2012 at 2:44 am
My eye was drawn immediately to the curious title “Dead Men on Furlough” near the top of the page. Through the magic of Google, I found a link to the movie of which that odd phrase is the title. In case you’re interested, here’s the page:
July 22, 2012 at 2:49 am
I was just watching a little bit of the movie, and thought I recognized one of the actors… and I was right — it’s Keye Luke, perhaps best known to American audiences for his role as the blind kung fu master Po on the tv series “Kung Fu”. Cool!
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