Jesus freak was a slanderous term they called us in the Jesus Movement of the 60s and 70s. It came from two sources. First, the secular culture we came out of–the radical counterculture of the 60s–called us Jesus Freaks. Second, the institutional church–the religious hall monitors who rejected us because of our long hair and rock music–called us Jesus Freaks.
And guess what? We didn’t care. If a freak is someone who is radically different from all others, we wanted to be freaks for Jesus.
So we embraced it.
Who were the first Jesus Freaks?
We weren’t the first Jesus Freaks. It all began with Twelve Jesus Freaks that Jesus called His disciples. They were freakishly committed to Him and abandoned themselves to His care.
Oh yeah, and one more thing, they turned the world upside down for Jesus!
Are You One?
A Jesus Freak, I mean. If you’re a Christian, you should be. When people talk about your life they should be talking about your freakish devotion to Him and your freakish faith in Him.