Faith in the Midst of 2 Pandemics with Special Guest Jim Wallis
Where do we find health if the soul of the nation is unwell? It only makes it more challenging in the midst of 2 pandemics. One being COVID-19 and the other racism.
In this episode of For People, Melissa leads a conversation with Bishop Wright and special guest Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners magazine and host of Soul of the Nation, exploring the narratives of 2 pandemics, COVID-19 and racism, and how fear and rage lead to hate and violence. They discuss the current state of the country and how we can use guilt, shame, and despair to turn towards a new middle – a middle where non-partisanship, conviction, and faithfulness can lead to people of faith to take up the work of difference-maker in the world lived in today.
Before listening, read Bishop Wright’s For Faith.
Jim Wallis is a globally respected writer, teacher, preacher, and justice advocate who believes the gospel of Jesus must be transformed from its cultural and political captivities. He is a New York Times bestselling author, widely recognized public theologian, renowned speaker, and regular international commentator on ethics and public life. He is the Founder, President, and Editor-In-Chief of Sojourners, and is the author of 12 books, with his latest being Christ In Crisis. He served on President Obama’s White House Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and has taught faith and public life courses at Harvard and Georgetown University. “Coach Jim” also served for 22 seasons as a Little League coach for his two baseball playing sons.
For more about Christ in Crisis: https://book.sojo.net/