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Jesus People Movement and the Influence in Latin America

By Oscar Merlo Director of the Center for Holy Spirit Today. Biola University. In what ways did the JPM influenced Latin America Christianity. I offer two insights based on research, and from my experience traveling for the last 15 years, throughout Latin America. During this time, I have visited over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. 1st, The JPM focus on young people influenced Latin America Christianity to re-focus their evangelistic strategies on the new generations. The JPM [...]

2022-04-04T16:14:56-05:00April 4th, 2022|About the Jesus People Movement|

Insights and Takeaway for the Future

By: Oscar Merlo Director of the Center for Holy Spirit Today. Biola University. Six decades ago, America experienced a period of moral, political, and even spiritual turmoil very similar what many are experiencing today. Years of political polarization were capped by an outpouring of protest and violence at the DNC Convention in 1968. The Vietnam War was increasingly seen as an intractable quagmire even as the casualty count grew. Political and cultural leaders were being assassinated at an unprecedented rate. [...]

2022-04-04T16:14:09-05:00October 22nd, 2021|About the Jesus People Movement|

The Hippie and the Square

“Have you heard the hippie preacher?” It’s a question spreading throughout Southern California in the late 1960s. To many it seemed a contradiction in terms. A preacher was a man in a suit telling people how to live but a hippie was someone who dropped out of established society. But that a hippie preacher didn’t seem to make sense was part of the draw. Years later, Love Song member Chuck Girard noted his own sense of disappointment when Chuck Smith [...]

2022-02-09T00:19:51-06:00September 29th, 2021|About the Jesus People Movement|

Three Men, One Message

By: John Fischer  As part of the Jesus People Movement Oral History, we interviewed over 60 people who experienced the movement first-hand. John Fischer’s story is included at jesuspeoplemovement.com and touches on his experiences as one of the JPM’s earliest musicians as well as his time at Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto, California, the hub of the movement in northern California.. This project is in partnership with Biola University on the upcoming ABLAZE Conference on October 7-9 where we will explore [...]

2022-02-09T00:15:15-06:00September 17th, 2021|About the Jesus People Movement|

What was the Jesus People Movement?

What was the Jesus People Movement?The following article was published in Biola Magazine in Summer 2020. The Jesus People Movement The late 1960s marked one of the most tumultuous periods in American history. Anti-war protests reached a fever pitch culminating in a near war like confrontation at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. At the same time, the successes of the Civil Rights movement were threatened by the assassination of Martin Luther King in April [...]

2022-02-08T23:39:21-06:00August 8th, 2020|About the Jesus People Movement|
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