Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event Speaker: 
Jim Wallis
Event Location: 
St. John's UCC - The Beloved Community
4138 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63107
United States

About The Event

Join Rev. Jim Wallis for the book signing and discussion of his new work – Christ in Crisis!

When: Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 2pm

Where: Saint John’s Church (The Beloved Community)

This event is free and open to the public!

In Christ in Crisis, bestselling author, renowned speaker, and iconic Christian activist Jim Wallis argues that our cultural and political crisis largely stems from how the American church has become disconnected from the teachings of Jesus Christ. Building on the popular and controversial “Reclaiming Jesus” declaration he and other church leaders wrote in May 2018 to address America’s moral crisis—to which 5 million people responded—Wallis points to eight radical questions central to Jesus’ teaching: the Neighbor Question, the Image Question, the Truth Question, the Power Question, the Fear Question, the Caesar Question, the Peacemaker Question, and the Discipleship Question. By asking ourselves these questions, we can measure whether we are thinking and acting “in Jesus’ name.” As he has done throughout his career, Wallis’s prophetic vision and pastoral wisdom both provoke and counsel, guiding us forward during this time of confusion and fear. He reveals how following the teachings of Jesus emboldens and empowers us to “be not afraid”, but to act in courage and hope.