Friday, February 3, 2017

Flashback Friday - Martin Wiles

Jesus Freaks

Jesus Freak. A term of the late 1960s and early 1970s referring to a countercultural movement and used pejoratively for those affiliated with the Jesus movement.

Freak, along with any adjectives modifying it, was actually a neutral term used to describe the specific interest of any counter-culture member…even acid-freaks. Eventually the term was employed to describe the hippie and back-to-the-land movements which focused on universal love, pacifism, and the radical nature of Jesus’ teachings.

Jesus freaks didn’t fit the bill in attire or belief for what fundamental believers deemed appropriate for a Christian, but they were Jesus followers nonetheless. Read more...

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