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The Soul of the Nation with Jim Wallis is a podcast about how our faith should inform our politics, and not the other way around. Each episode, Wallis, a prominent Christian ethicist and social justice advocate, host conversations about faith and justice with activists, authors, scholars, spiritual leaders and prominent politicians. 

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 108 Ratings

The Soul of the Nation with Jim Wallis is a podcast about how our faith should inform our politics, and not the other way around. Each episode, Wallis, a prominent Christian ethicist and social justice advocate, host conversations about faith and justice with activists, authors, scholars, spiritual leaders and prominent politicians. 

    Meet The Exvangelicals: A Journey Through Faith and Politics

    Meet The Exvangelicals: A Journey Through Faith and Politics

    Join host Jim Wallis in a live and enlightening conversation at Georgetown University with Sarah McCammon, esteemed Political Correspondent at NPR and author of the thought-provoking book, "The Exvangelicals." Delve into Sarah's personal narrative as she shares her upbringing within the evangelical church and the profound intersections of faith and politics. Together, they unravel the intricate layers of White Christian Nationalism and its resonance within the presidency of Donald Trump, exploring its profound impacts on Sarah's faith and the broader American religious landscape. Tune in to this compelling episode of The Soul of the Nation as they navigate through the complex terrain of belief, identity, and the soul of America.

    • 42 min
    Unveiling 'The False White Gospel' with Jim Wallis

    Unveiling 'The False White Gospel' with Jim Wallis

    Join us for a riveting episode of The Soul of the Nation, where the spotlight turns on our esteemed host, Jim Wallis, as he becomes the guest of the hour. In this compelling conversation, Jim Wallis, the renowned New York Times bestselling author, unveils the profound insights from his latest groundbreaking book, The False White Gospel.
    Hosted by Daniel Burke, the Director of Communications at the Center on Faith and Justice, this episode delves deep into the heart of Wallis' thesis, which argues that the antidote to detrimental religious ideologies lies in cultivating true faith. Wallis presents a compelling case for how authentic spirituality can serve as the cornerstone for revitalizing democracy in our nation.
    Tune in as Burke guides the discussion, unraveling the layers of Wallis' thought-provoking narrative and exploring its implications for the future of our society. Prepare to be enlightened, challenged, and inspired as we navigate the intersection of religion, politics, and the soul of our nation.
    You can pre-order The False White Gospel as well as check the upcoming book tour to see if Rev. Jim Wallis is coming to a city near you here!

    • 46 min
    Inside the Christian Movement Threatening Our Democracy.

    Inside the Christian Movement Threatening Our Democracy.

    In this week's Soul of the Nation, Reverend Jim Wallis engages in a profound conversation with author and Senior Scholar Matthew Taylor about his upcoming book, "THE VIOLENT TAKE IT BY FORCE: The Christian Movement That Is Threatening Our Democracy." Together, they delve into the intricate world of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), exploring its "prophets" and the controversial 7 Mountains Mandate of dominion theology.

    Matthew Taylor sheds light on the complexities surrounding the NAR movement and its potential impact on democratic principles. The discussion spans the influence of key figures such as Mike Johnson and the broader implications of a movement that intertwines faith and politics.

    Join us as Rev. Jim Wallis and Matthew Taylor navigate through the theological landscape, examining the intersections of religion, power, and democracy. Gain insights into the challenges posed by movements like NAR and how they shape the narrative of our contemporary political climate. This episode is a compelling exploration of the delicate balance between faith and democracy, raising crucial questions about the future of our society.

    • 47 min
    Inside the Great Evangelical Crackup with Tim Alberta

    Inside the Great Evangelical Crackup with Tim Alberta

    This week The Soul of the Nation welcomes Tim Alberta, an award-winning journalist, staff writer for The Atlantic magazine and author of the bestselling new book “The Kingdom, the Power and the Glory: American Evangelicalism in an Age of Extremism” Alberta is also the son of an evangelical pastor who was raised in Michigan. His new book raises the important questions: What is the purpose of the Christian church? And why have so many white evangelicals sold their souls for Donald Trump?

    • 45 min
    Senator Chris Coons on the 'Higher Calling' of Public Service

    Senator Chris Coons on the 'Higher Calling' of Public Service

    This week on Soul of the Nation, we bring you a conversation with Senator Chris Coons at Georgetown University. The event was part of the "Higher Calling" series hosted by the Center on Faith and Justice at Georgetown. In this conversation, Senator Coons, a Democrat from Delaware who earned a degree in ethics from Yale Divinity School, speaks candidly about his Presbyterian upbringing, confronting former President Donald Trump and how he stays spiritually centered in a place like the U.S. Senate.

    • 42 min
    The Rev. James Martin on Advent, His New Book on Lazarus, and a Big Vatican Meeting

    The Rev. James Martin on Advent, His New Book on Lazarus, and a Big Vatican Meeting

    This week on Soul of the Nation we welcome the Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine, consultant to the Vatican's Dicastery for Communication, and author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller Jesus: A Pilgrimage. His new book is called “Come Forth: The Promise of Jesus’ Greatest Miracle.” In this episode Father Martin shares his insights on the biblical story of Lazarus, an important Vatican meeting and how to stay spiritually centered and hopeful in a dark and turbulent world.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

ClouisePK ,

Restores my sanity

….and helps to show me a way that Christianity can be a beacon for change rather than a tool for promoting white supremacy.

Susmarine ,

Truth telling at its finest

Jim Wallis is a national treasure — a white cis man who looks at and talks about white supremacy and many other social ills unflinchingly. I learn so much from him and am a better Christian thanks to his courageous example.

CarCampers ,

A gigantic breath of fresh air

Love this podcast and love the heart of Rev. Jim Wallis.

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