By Taylor Provost
Dr. Scott Daniels led the student body and Olivet community through revival as the fall speaker, which took place Sept. 16-19.
A graduate from Northwest Nazarene University, Daniels is the senior pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene in Pasadena, Calif. Daniels also works as the Dean of the School of Theology in Azusa Pacific University.
Daniels spoke on the transformation that can happen in others through Christ. From the man possessed by demons in the book of Mark, to a young aspiring rock star Daniels befriended years ago; he preached on the hope that every person has for transforming his or her life.
Not only is transformation possible through Christ, but freedom is, as well, according to Daniels. “The power of Christ is the power to set us free,” he said.
Daniels’ message brought laughs and tears, and provoked many thoughts and even changes in the lives of revival attendees this week.
“His messages, particularly the one on Tuesday morning, have been powerful enough to help me see things Jesus said and did in a new light,” said sophomore Peter Kraiss.
Freshman Sara Gray, was surprised by the revival experience. “I thought it was going to be very narrow and specifically directed at one group of people, but I feel like it could reach out to everyone,”