The Common Good

'The Jesus Agenda' Challenges Christians to Help the Poor and Disadvantaged

Date: December 14, 2012

During a segment of the "The Jesus Agenda," Edwards interviewed Jim Wallis, founder and editor of Sojourners magazine. He stated that the focal point of Jesus' teaching was to care for the poor and disadvantaged.

"If your gospel isn't good news to poor people it is not the gospel of Jesus Christ … the Nazareth manifesto was Jesus' mission statement: It's meant to be ours," Wallis said during an interview.

Using the framework put forth by Luke 4:18-19, "The Jesus Agenda" highlights the role of advocacy in the civic sphere and its relationship with the Proclamation, Power and Promise that is taught in scripture.