2018 Stephen and Ruth Dill Lecture Series


Jim Wallis

Speaking on Faith and Public Discipleship

Bestselling author of twelve books 

Founder and editor-in-chief of Sojourners

Public theologian, renowned preacher, and teacher

International commentator on ethics and public life


Sunday, September 23rd

10:30 AM Sermon in Sanctuary Worship Service

“Lessons from Matthew 25”

  5:30 PM Lecture in Moore Hall

“Faith and the Common Good”

  6:30 PM Reception and Book Signing

Monday, September 24th

  8:30 AM Registration and Coffee in McGowin Hall

    9:00 AM Lecture and Response in Moore Hall

“Public Discipleship:  A Community Conversation with Jim Wallis”

All events are will be held at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church

and are free of charge and open to the entire community.



Jim Wallis is a New York Times bestselling author, public theologian, national preacher, and international commentator on ethics and public life.  He is president and founder of Sojourners in Washington, D. C., a non-profit faith-based organization, network and movement whose mission statement calls for “putting faith into action for social justice.”  He is also editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine and website which has a combined print and electronic media readership of more than a quarter million people, with several million visitors to the website each year.

Mr. Wallis is a frequent speaker in the United States and abroad, has written for major newspapers, and appears frequently on network shows such as Meet the Press and Hardball and National Public Radio.  Wallis also teaches at Georgetown University and has taught at Harvard and other academic institutions.  He is the chair of the Global Agenda Council on Values of the World Economic Forum.

Wallis is the author of twelve books.  His most recent book, America’s Original Sin:  Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America, was released in 2016.   His other books include On God’s Side, Rediscovering Values, The Great Awakening, and God’s Politics. 

Jim Wallis lives in Washington, D. C., with his wife Joy Carroll, who was one of the first women ordained in the Church of England, and their two sons.