Jim Wallis (born June 4, 1948) is a progressive evangelical writer, and the editor of Sojourners Magazine, whose primary support is from leftists, incl. Anti-Christian radical socialist George Soros. In an interview for Mission Tracks Wallis expressed his hope that "more Christians will come to view the world through Marxists eyes."
Sojourners is basically an interfaith syncretistic movement that hides behind their version of the gospel, which promotes environmentalism and humanism. It quotes people like Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, and New age leader Marianne Williamson and emphasizes environmental activism, social justice, diversity, and immigration.
Wallis became active in the civil rights movement as a young man in the 1960s. He masquerades behind the label of "Reverend" to deceive uninformed evangelicals and others when in reality he belongs among people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who are diehard leftist, social activists, and agitators. Wallis' progressive gospel based on advance of Liberal Theology may offer government handouts, but it does little for a personal relationship with the living God. He graduated from Michigan State University and then attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois where he joined with other young seminarians in establishing the community that eventually became Sojourners. During his college years, Wallis also joined the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), a radical organization that aspired to overthrow America's institutions in a Marxist image.
Call to Renewal
Reverend Wallis is also the convener of Call to Renewal, an interfaith syncretistic effort pretending to seek to end poverty. It was founded in 1995 for the purpose of advocating for leftist economic agendas such as tax hikes and wealth distribution. In 2005 Wallis met with Democratic Senators i.a. for purpose of devising clever ways to use religious language in political speeches in order to pull evangelical voters away from Republicans. Consequently, in next year (2006) he claimed "to make abortion reduction a central Democratic Party plank in this election." However, since six years later abortions continued without change, he clearly either failed or lied.
Participating in Obama administration
In 2009, Jim Wallis was appointed to Obama administration to serve on the Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. From a White House platform, he attacked Christian conservatives while calling himself "nonpartisan evangelical minister." Wallis is popular among secularist liberals who routinely vilify Christians for their involvement in political issues.
Wallis' books include:
- God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It (2005)
- Faith Works: How Faith Based Organizations Are Changing Lives, Neighborhoods, and America (2000)
- The Soul of Politics: Beyond "Religious Right" and "Secular Left" (1995).
In discussing the 2004 American presidential elections, Wallis said "Jesus didn’t speak at all about homosexuality. There are about 12 verses in the Bible that touch on that question ... [t]here are thousands of verses on poverty. I don’t hear a lot of that conversation." (Mother Jones Magazine, March 10, 2005)