Evangelist Nick Hall to Lead Revival at Cotton Bowl This Weekend 50 Years After Billy Graham’s Explo ‘72 Revival

June 16, 1972 – Woodall Rodgers Freeway near downtown Dallas was packed for Explo ’72, held in Dallas 50 years ago.(Larry Reese / The Dallas Morning News)

Thousands of people are expected to attend a religious revival at the Cotton Bowl this weekend that aims to replicate the famous 1972 “Christian Woodstock” in Dallas led by evangelist Billy Graham.

The event, Together 2022, takes place at the Cotton Bowl this Friday and Saturday, 50 years after Graham’s Explo ‘72 revival. The Dallas Morning News spoke with event organizer Nick Hall, the founder of Pulse, a Christian evangelical group that holds religious meetings and gatherings around the world. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the free event in Dallas.

Hall spoke about his formative experiences with religion and how mainstream American Christianity today resembles nothing about lessons espoused by Jesus Christ.

The following interview has been edited for space and clarity.

The last major event Pulse held was in Washington, D.C. What’s the idea behind this year’s gathering, and why was Dallas the choice?

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SOURCE: The Dallas Morning News, Michael Williams