USA TODAY describes Jim this way “Henderson has blazed a new path as an innovator, author, church-evaluator, self-professed subversive, and leader in the creation of new ways to be publicly and persuasively Christian in the 21st century.”
Following twenty-five years working as a pastor Jim formed Off The Map, an organization that produced live events designed to help people recover the lost art of being unusually interested in others, especially outsiders.
Jim is a speaker, author and producer. His most subversive act to date was buying an atheists soul on eBay. On the heels of that project he hired another atheist (Matt Casper) to attend church services with him and write reviews. They recount their experiences in their best seller Jim and Casper Go To Church.
In his new book The Resignation of Eve What If Adam’s Rib is No Longer Willing to Be The Church’s Backbone Jim expands his reputation as a provocateur by asking if the church treats women with as much honor, dignity and opportunity as Jesus did.
Jim’s company Jim Henderson Presents produces live events and television projects that look at the important and fascinating role religious spirituality plays in our lives. He calls it looking at religious spirituality from the side.
Jim holds a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News and on This American Life with Ira Glass.