CU to Host Roundtable on Christian Perspectives

CU to Host Roundtable on Christian Perspectives

Sept. 4, 2009

For Immediate Release

 

Campbellsville University to Host Roundtable on Christian Public Policy Perspectives

 

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

 

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy (KHIPP) will host Dr. Ron Sider, professor of theology, holistic ministry and public policy and director of the Sider Center on Ministry and Public Policy at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa., leading a “Roundtable on Christian Public Policy Perspectives: The Changing Face of Evangelical Christians in Politics and Public Policy Debate,” Tuesday, Sept. 15.

            The event will be at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building Banquet Hall and is open to the public. The Student Union Building is at 110 University Drive, Campbellsville.

Sider will also be guest speaker at Campbellsville University’s chapel service Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel discussing “Caring for the ‘Least of These.’”

Sider is president of Evangelicals for Social Action. He is a widely known speaker and writer who has spoken on six continents, published 31 books and scores of articles. Sider is the publisher of PRISM magazine and contributing editor of Christianity Today and Sojourners.

            In 1982, The Christian Century named him one of the twelve “most influential persons in the field of religion in the U.S.” His Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger was recognized by Christianity Today as one of the 100 most influential religious books of the 20th century and named the seventh most influential book in the evangelical world in the last 50 years. 

            His most recent books are The Scandal of Evangelical Politics: Why Are Christians Missing the Chance to Really Change the World and I Am not a Social Activist.

            Among his other publications are: The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience: Why Are Christians Living Just Like the Rest of the World, Just Generosity: A New Vision for Overcoming Poverty in America and Churches That Make a Difference: Reaching Your Community with Good News and Good Works (with Phil Olson and Heidi Unruh).

            He has lectured at numerous colleges and universities around the world, including Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Oxford.

John Chowning, founder of KHIPP and who serves as vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president of Campbellsville University, invites the public to attend the roundtable, which is free of charge.

             “KHIPP invites you, the concerned citizen and student of the American political process, to attend one or more events to be presented this spring on the campus of Campbellsville University,” he said.

            For more information, contact Chowning at 270-789-5520 or at jechowning@campbellsville.edu.
            Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in the south. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.   

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