America's problem with race has deep roots, with the country's foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. Racism is truly our nation's original sin. "It's time we right this unacceptable wrong", says best-selling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis. Fifty years ago, Wallis was driven away from his faith by a white church that considered dealing with racism to be taboo.
"Raced in America - so true!"
Lincoln led America through one of the most tumultuous times in our nation's history. Listening to his words today, it is clear we still have much to learn concerning what it means to be on God's side. Bestselling author, public theologian, and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis speaks directly into our current context, revealing the spiritual compass we need to effect lasting change in our society. He explains how the good news of Jesus transforms not only our individual lives but also our public lives.
Religious fundamentalists scare us with their interpretation of faith and politics, while secular ones are scared of faith having any impact. One doesn't speak for us, while the other wants us to be quiet... Evangelical Christian writer and political activist, Jim Wallis presents an exciting alternative.
"Thisis NOT an audiobook, it is a lecture/sermon"
Since when did believing in God and having moral values make you pro-war, pro-rich, and solely pro-Republican? And since when did promoting and pursuing a progressive social agenda with a concern for economic security, health care, and educational opportunity mean you had to put faith in God aside?
"Repetitive but profound"
Explore the relationship between church and state, and the role of faith in politics. Jim Wallis is an evangelical preacher and the author of God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It. Alan Dershowitz is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the editor of a collection of essays entitled What Israel Means to Me. Amy Sullivan, a contributing editor at The Washington Monthly, is writing a book about religion and the left.
"A breath of fresh air!!"
While Washington offers only the politics of blame and fear, Jim Wallis, the man who changed the conversation about faith and politics, has traveled the country and found a nation hungry for a politics of solutions and hope. He shows us that a revival is happening, as people of faith and moral conviction seek common ground for change.
When we start with the wrong question, no matter how good an answer we get, it won't give us the results we want. Rather than joining the throngs who are asking, When will this economic crisis be over? Jim Wallis says the right question to ask is "How will this crisis change us?" The worst thing we can do now, Wallis tells us, is to go back to normal. Normal is what got us into this situation.
"Excellent Book Poor Reading"
Evangelical leaders and their flocks, we are told, are supporting Donald Trump for president by overwhelming margins. Despite a campaign marked by bigotry, xenophobia and misogyny, and a candidate whose personal character and sexual morality are completely contrary to their professed values, evangelicals are still rallying to Trump’s side. Or so the story goes.
So do you think terrorism is a real threat, but don't like George Bush's moral crusade? Evangelical Christian writer and political activist, Jim Wallis presents an alternative and better way.