February 25, 2024

Deborah Jian Lee Discusses Book, “Rescuing Jesus”

Deborah Jian Lee will hold a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. on April 11 in Combs 139 about her new book, “Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism.”

After years as a follower of evangelicalism, she left the church because she was frustrated by its conservative politics. But over the years, she came to realize that evangelical culture and politics is changing, and changing fast. Her book explores how generational changes and the shifting racial make-up of evangelicals are transforming the movement and pushing it in a more progressive direction. A young and diverse array of people on this leading edge of progressive evangelicalism—LGBTQ and straight, white, black, Asian, Hispanic and indigenous—are working to wrest political power away from conservatives.