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Sirico and Sider on Poverty Tonight

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Today’s Grand Rapids Press has an article with some background on tonight’s debate between Ron Sider and Rev. Robert A. Sirico. More details are below. If you live in the West Michigan area or are in town tonight, please stop by.

Wealth and Poverty in Light of the Gospel: How Can Christians Work Together if We Disagree?

Mon — October 2, 2006
Grand Rapids, MI
Calvin Theological Seminary
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Ronald J. Sider, professor of theology and culture at Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University in Wynnewood, PA, and Father Robert Sirico, president of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, Grand Rapids, MI, will address and respond to each other on how Christian people can work together even if they have different economic/market theories or convictions. The evening will be moderated by Leanne Van Dyk, vice-president of academic affairs at Western Theological Seminary. Co-sponsored by Western Theological Seminary and the Making Connections Initiative at Calvin Theological Seminary. Free and open to the public. Please join us.

Continuing Education Office
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and Calvin Theological Seminary
3233 Burton St. SE
Grand Rapids MI 49546

Jordan J. Ballor Jordan J. Ballor (Dr. theol., University of Zurich; Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary) is a senior research fellow and director of publishing at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty, where he also serves as executive editor the Journal of Markets & Morality. He is author of Get Your Hands Dirty: Essays on Christian Social Thought (and Action) (Wipf & Stock, 2013), Covenant, Causality, and Law: A Study in the Theology of Wolfgang Musculus (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012) and Ecumenical Babel: Confusing Economic Ideology and the Church's Social Witness (Christian's Library Press, 2010), as well as editor of numerous works, including Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology. Jordan is also associate director of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research at Calvin Theological Seminary. He has authored articles in academic publications such as The Journal of Religion, Scottish Journal of Theology, Reformation & Renaissance Review, and Journal of Scholarly Publishing, and has written popular pieces for newspapers including the Detroit News, Orange County Register, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In 2006, Jordan was profiled in the book, The Relevant Nation: 50 Activists, Artists And Innovators Who Are Changing The World Through Faith. Jordan's scholarly interests include Reformation studies, church-state relations, theological anthropology, social ethics, theology and economics, and research methodology. Jordan is a member of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), and he resides in Jenison, Michigan with his wife and three children.