The Christian Post on Ron Sider's Retirement

From the article:

Taking his place at head of ESA will be two individuals, Dr. Paul Alexander of Baylor University and Dr. F. Albert "Al" Tizon of Graduate Theological Union.

"I think that there is something of a trend towards a more collaborative, cooperative leadership in a variety of circles today," said Sider, who described them as being "superb" individuals who have been working with the ESA in different capacities.

As Sider plans to step down, other evangelical leaders have expressed their compliments for a decades-long public career.

Jim Wallis, editor and CEO of Sojourners, told The Christian Post that Sider "has done more to change evangelical minds and hearts … on poverty and biblical justice than anyone else in our lifetime."

"There have been few theologians like Ron, who have such an interest in and capacity for analyzing public policy, but always subjecting it to the insights of biblical faith," said Wallis.

Read the whole article, and be sure to let us know how Dr. Sider has impacted your theology and ministry in the comments below.

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  1. Greg Metzger says:

    I just finished reading the new book on the Evangelical Left called The Moral MInority. It deepened my appreciation for Ron and ESA. I have been deeply effected by his work and the movements he has encouraged. I am grateful for him!

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