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More than a national deficit; itís a moral deficit. Dr. Ron Sider speaks about public policy at Dordt College

January 30, 2012

According to Palmer Theological Seminary professor of theology, holistic ministry, and public policy Dr. Ron Sider, the United States is in trouble not only because of the national deficit but because of the country’s moral deficit. Sider will elaborate when he comes to Dordt College on February 5 and 6 as part of the First Mondays Speaker Series.

Sider will first speak at GIFT (Growing in Faith Together), a campus worship service that begins at 8:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. His topic will be "Living like Jesus."

On Monday, February 6, Sider will present “Grandpa is Using Your Credit Card: Fixing the Moral Deficit” at 11 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. In this lecture, Sider will share his thoughts on how the national deficit could be fixed through a foundation of solid values and fair play.

Sider is a graduate of Waterloo Lutheran University and Yale University. He is the founder of the think tank Evangelicals for Social Action, an organization that develops biblical solutions to social and economic issues, and he has served as founding board member of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment. The author of numerous books including Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience: Why are Christians Living Just Like the Rest of the World? and Living like Jesus, Sider has lectured at educational institutions such as Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford.

Sider’s presentation is part of Dordt College’s First Mondays Speaker Series, a series that brings biblically based thinkers, writers, and opinion leaders to Dordt College. The series is designed to promote Dordt’s mission by providing enriching academic experience to equip students, alumni, and the broader community to work effectively toward Christ-centered renewal. These community learning experiences are free and open to the public.

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