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Jim Wallis Argues “Life Experience” Should Inform Biblical Views, Politics

“Being American is one of the worst bubbles” from which to develop a biblical perspective on politics, according to Jim Wallis. The CEO of the liberal Christian activist group called Sojourners explained that a correct interpretation of the Biblical politics is determined by life experiences. For “white evangelicals” in America, though, that experience is an insulated “bubble.” 

Wallis made this argument on a panel discussion about the recent book, Left, Right, and Christ written by David Innes, a politics professor at The King’s College, and Lisa Sharon Harper, Director of Mobilizing at Sojourners. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission was also on the panel, which was held earlier today at Union Theological Seminary.