Theologian and Christian social activist Dr. Ronald Sider will present this year's Dotson M. Nelson, Jr., Lectures in Religion and Life series at Samford University Oct. 10-12. "Living Like Jesus" is the theme of the series. The public is invited.
Dr. Sider, a leading voice among evangelical scholars and ministers for Christian social action, is professor of theology and culture at Eastern Seminary near Philadelphia, Pa. He is founder and president of Evangelicals for Social Action, an association of Christians seeking to promote Christian engagement, analysis and understanding of major social, cultural and public policy issues.
Lecture topics and times are: "Living Like Jesus," Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m.; "Overcoming Lop-Sided Christianity," Wednesday, Oct. 11, 9:15 a.m.; and "What Would Jesus Do with the Poor?" Thursday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. All lectures are in Reid Chapel.
Following the 9:15 a.m. lecture on Oct. 11, ministers are invited to attend a reception for Dr. Sider in the Auxiliary Room adjacent to Reid Chapel.
Sider is Corresponding Editor for Christianity Today magazine and co-editor of Transformation: An International Dialogue on Evangelical Social Ethics. His book, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, has been lauded as one of the top religious books of the 20th century. He holds bachelor of divinity, master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees from Yale University.
The lecture series honors the late Rev. Nelson, longtime pastor of Mountain Brook Baptist Church.