A Rollin’ Gospel Revival Meeting
So, I went to church on a Monday night – I guess that’s what you do for a revival meeting – it doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, church is in session!! Doug Pagitt, Tony Jones, and Mark Scandrette are touring the country doing “The Church Basement Road Show: A Rollin’ Gospel Revival Meeting.” These guys take us back to another century – 1908 – when itinerant preachers were traveling the country leading revival meetings. Specifically they portray three men who traveled together one historic summer – Brother Duke, Professor Hawthorne, and Preacher Withee. While the historical dramatic presentation was entertaining, and the knee slappin’ music was fun – it was all a verhicle for peddling books – as they unashamedly proclaim. Truly, it’s a “glorified” book tour. And, a successful one at that as far as I can tell – my friend and I bought all three books and plan to start a book club this summer to discuss them. I would also like to invite any readers of this blog to join us in our reading and discussing of the books here online. Starting July 1st we will read Doug’s book – A Christianity Worth Believing. Please leave a comment if you would like to join in this discussion.