Check this honey out...
"In America today, there are 40 percent of the kids born out of wedlock, 80 percent in the African American community. You've got the lowest level of family formation ever, in terms of marriages. You still have seriously high divorce rates. There are more people in prison per capita than in any other country in the world. Is there a historical precedent for turning this around with anything other than mass revival - in other words, through a religious conversion as opposed to something political?
I've asked that very question of historians, and they haven't been able to cite one to me. I think those two move together.
When you look at--I think one of the more recent examples that is somewhat close to it would be pre-Victorian England in the late 1700's, early 1800's, and you had the Wesley Brothers that came forward with Methodism. And then, you had the political movement that moved on top of it... and the end of the slave trade took place.
But, you had a culture then that was starting to deteriorate, and then was revived. And then, that revived culture then took on big topics like the slave trade."
He also talks about actual compassion for the poor, a real world-view, and releasing faith-based initiatives further to solve issues that politics and governments can not.
This man encourages me... because he's talking about NORMAL and POWERFUL Christianity.