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Greg and Jim Wallis

Greg Boyd and Jim Wallis Debate on Faith and Politics

A few readers have been asking us to repost the audio (sorry, no video is available) of Greg’s debate with Jim Wallis on Faith and Politics back in 2006. It’s an oldie but goodie. Enjoy!

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