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Jim Wallis: Rediscovering Values

There is a second question that Wallis does not ask: “How will this crisis change me?”

Wallis’ gospel is based on human understanding and manipulation of religious values and spiritual involvement, promulgated by progressive government principles and practices. This is at best a pretentious gospel, one that markets more than it can produce. It places faith in government-directed transformational efforts, which although produce incremental and temporary results, fail to correct the fruit of fear and ignorance. Social justice devoid of spiritual transformation and grace is simply a form of legalism.

The real gospel is one that is spiritually transforming. The basis of true social change is “bottom-up” where the church disciples believers and then believers impact their world for Christ.

Reviewed by Stephen M. King


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Category: Living the Faith, Winter 2011

About the Author: Stephen M. King, Ph.D. (University of Missouri-Columbia), is Associate Dean of Academics, Chair of Department of Government, History, and Criminal Justice, and Professor of Government at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is the author of God and Caesar: The Biblical Keys to Good Government and Community Action (Xulon Press, 2002) and co-author with Bradley S. Chilton of Administration in the Public Interest: Principles, Policies, and Practices (Carolina Academic Press, 2009), as well as writing and being a contributor to numerous books and articles about Christian faith and politics, administrative ethics, public management, and public policy. In addition to his extensive background as an educator, he has experience in pastoral ministry and overseas mission work. Regent University Faculty Page.

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