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The Evangelist: Can Shane Claiborne’s Progressive Version of Evangelical Christianity Catch on with a New Generation?

posted on January 29, 2020

For The Washington Post Magazine, Nick Tabor profiles progressive evangelical activist Shane Claiborne. Claiborne says his mission is “getting Christians to connect their faith to issues that I think matter to God and are affecting our neighbors.” Those issues include gun violence, which has plagued his Philadelphia neighborhood. He has been on tour promoting a book about combatting gun violence. As the rare white evangelical who is not in sync with the religious right, Claiborne’s popularity has climbed after Trump’s election. Tabor writes that Claiborne has “received piles of letters from disaffected young Christians, saying he helped salvage their faith by showing them a different way of practicing it.”

Read at The Washington Post Magazine