Church Basement Road Show: A Rollin’ Gospel Revival

I dont know these guys . . . REALLY!!!


“Taking a page out of the Billy Sunday playbook, the authors will spread the emergent message of a generous, hope-filled Christian faith in the style and cadence of the tent revival preachers of a hundred years ago. They plan to have fun with it, wearing frock suits and selling “healing balm,” but the goal is, as in the revivals of yore, to preach the good news.

. . . The tour featuring Tony Jones, Doug Pagitt and Mark Scandrette will hit thirty-two cities across the U.S., with a message that combines old time revival flair with a 21st century gospel. They’ll preach, sing and sell healing balm in church basements from San Diego to New York.”

Its corny and stupid and its also brilliant. I cant believe they are doing this without me! Just because I am out of the country . . . Anyway, make sure you see these three crazy friends of mine when they come through your town on The Church Basement Roadshow: A Rollin’ Gospel Revival.

Speaking of corny and stupid . . . without being brilliant . . . check out Our Tribal Piercing Ceremony where Doug Pagitt and Mark Scandrette come to Orkney to visit me, along with uberGeek Michael Toy, and we attempt to pierce our ears against the standing stones of the ancient Ring of Brogar.



Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • John says:

    Oakland, California events (Leadership Forum and Church Basement Roadshow) are June 20 and 21.

  • Johnny Laird says:

    …slighty disappointed they won’t be travelling in a covered wagon! 😉

  • becky says:

    You’re joking right? Three white US dudes talking about emerging church sounds very retro to me.

  • laflava says:

    my band is playing at their NC stop. we’re trendy, i guess.

  • Sorry to bang on about being British again. But it is funny that when Americans talk about revivals they seem to mean a big tent meeting with lots of people, a preacher and a big choir. But for us in the UK who know our history, we think of the Welsh Revival when people were saved, miners worshiped as they came up from the pit and pubs were closed because of the impact of faith on the community. I wonder which category you fall into? 🙂

  • andrew says:

    much easier to schedule the first kind, and it also gives you plenty of time to promote it with large posters.
    that second kind of holy spirit break-out of righteousness and joy is soooo unpredictable and inconvenient for everyone.
    and worst of all, no one gets to take the credit :-]

  • this is funny… and no i don’t know any of ’em either!
    But……………… if they take a road trip to Austin YOU better be with ’em. Esp. after that 10 year ol pic on Doug’s site!
    but you might want to wear that mullet wig!
    xo cat

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