Jim Wallis, the founder and president of Sojourners and New York Times best-selling author, will speak about his new book Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus. The event is free, unticketed, and open to the public; copies of Wallis' new book will be available for purchase. Following Wallis' talk, there will be responses from Puget Sound alumna Rev. Ruth Marston-Bihl and Tacoma faith leader and activist Rev. Shalom Agtarap, along with audience Q&A. A reception and book signing will follow.
Please gather with us for this critical conversation about how those who are Christian might engage the political tensions and polarization present in the United States. A review of the book writes: "In Christ in Crisis Jim Wallis provides a path of spiritual healing and solidarity to help us heal the divide separating Americans today. Building on 'Reclaiming Jesus'—the declaration he and other church leaders wrote in May 2018 to address America’s current crisis—Wallis argues that Christians have become disconnected from Jesus and need to revisit their spiritual foundations. By pointing to eight questions Jesus asked or is asked, Wallis provides a means to measure whether we are truly aligned with the moral and spiritual foundations of our Christian faith."