Weekly Update | April 14, 2024

A Facebook post from Bishop John H. Taylor....

#feedinghungryhearts This weekend, in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, Jim Wallis is bringing the Word.

Founder of Sojourners magazine and our era's leading progressive evangelical Christian, Wallis sounds the call for a new Reformation in his new book, "The False White Christian Gospel," when he writes, "We are literally in a battle now between false religion and true faith and between racial fascism and multicultural democracy." The news is getting around. Jim told me this morning that he's just received word that his new book, his 15th, will enter The New York Times nonfiction bestseller list at #4 when it debuts on April 21.

Twice this weekend, members of the diocese and all its neighbors will have the opportunity to hear from Jim and pose their own questions: On Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at St. John's Cathedral in Los Angeles and Saturday at 2 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church Pasadena. Both events are free of charge.

I'll be Jim's conversation partner Friday evening at the cathedral, offering him the opportunity to talk about his roots in a conservative evangelical church in suburban Detroit (in my mother's hometown of Redford Township) and his bracing challenge to the church in our times.

Please join us, in Los Angeles or Pasadena. For Christ and our nation, the stakes can't possibly be higher.