'Full of surprises': Understanding stunning moments, realities at the heart of the Asbury revival

Asbury Revival
Students gather at Hughes Auditorium at Asbury University during a revival event that began on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. |

Americans are still discussing, dissecting and exploring the impact of the massive revivals that unfolded last month at Asbury University and other American campuses.

Christian Post reporter Michael Gryboski joined the most recent episode of “The Inside Story” to give the full scoop on what unfolded, why it matters — and to explain why these spiritual moments and movements were filled with so many surprises.

"It's full of surprises from the fact that it even happened in the first place," Gryboski said. "It's something that definitely was not seen — it kind of just came."

Among the most stunning pieces of the Asbury puzzle, he said, is the fact that the revival was started by young students who are part of Generation Z, widely known as the least faithful generation.

"So much is made of Generation Z and its tilt toward disbelief," Gryboski said, noting this generation is the "least religious generation of Americans ever." "But then again, other polling is showing that Gen Z Americans are very spiritually curious."

Listen to him break down these revivals, tackle critics' claims, and explore why it all matters:

The Inside Story” takes you behind the headlines of the biggest faith, culture and political headlines of the week. In 15 minutes or less, Christian Post staff writers and editors will help you navigate and understand what’s driving each story, the issues at play — and why it all matters.

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