Most of what we think we know about evangelicals is wrong, or is well on its way to being outdated. Generational changes and the shifting racial make-up of evangelical Christians are changing what we think of as evangelical culture and politics.
Today's young evangelicals are more likely than their elders to accept same-sex marriage, more inclined to think of "pro-life" issues as being about support for the poor, and more accepting of equality between men and women. Those on the leading edge of progressive evangelicalism-white, black, Asian, and Hispanic, as well as straight and LGBTQ, believers-are working to change the substance of evangelicalism and to wrest power away from conservative Christians.
In Rescuing Jesus, Deborah Jian Lee, a journalist and former evangelical, brings readers deep inside this progressive movement and tells the stories of the young women and men at the forefront of it. Given the clout that conservative evangelicals still hold in national politics, Lee argues, this movement is important not only for the future of evangelicalism but for the future of our country.