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How today’s progressive movement is changing the face of Evangelicalism




“Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism” by Deborah Jian Lee (Beacon Press, 2015)
“Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism” by Deborah Jian Lee (Beacon Press, 2015)
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The conservative politics of the Evangelical world could be viewed as less than inclusive. But with many young, progressive members of the Evangelical church, that perception is shifting.

LGBTQ Christians are coming out and staying in the church and pro-life members are focusing on the socioeconomic factors that contribute to the issue, instead of seeing it as a black and white case of morality. Same-sex marriage and gender equality are also being discussed in a more accepting light.

Deborah Jian Lee, author of the book, “Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism,” explores the changing world of Evangelicalism and how a young, diverse demographic of Christians is bringing the church into new territory. She joins Larry Mantle and Professor of Theology and Culture Kutter Callaway to talk about her view of the new Evangelical movement.

Deborah Jian Lee will be speaking about reclaiming evangelicalism at The Level Ground Festival today from 2 to 4 p.m, taking place at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena. Click here for more information.

Guests:

Deborah Jian Lee, journalist and author of the book, “Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism” (Beacon Press, 2015); Deborah tweets from @DeborahJianLee

Kutter Callaway, Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary