Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

January 29, 2002

Christian Futurists, Authors Tom and Christine Sine to Lecture at Whitworth College

Christian futurists, authors, and husband-and-wife team Tom and Christine Sine will present a lecture, "Social Justice in a Post-9/11 World," Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in Seeley Mudd Chapel at Whitworth College. The Sines' lecture will focus on how national concern about poverty is changing as the nation concentrates on combating terrorism. The lecture is free and open to the public; the Sines' books will be available for purchase following the lecture.

The Sines will also discuss "Preparing Students for Lives of Commitment in the Third Millennium: A Christian College's Obligation," at a free, reservation-only luncheon for Whitworth students, faculty and staff on Thursday, Feb. 7, at noon in the Hixson Union Building catering room. To reserve a seat, please call Barbara Brodrick at 777-3270 or e-mail her at bbrodrick@whitworth.edu by Friday, Feb. 1. For more information about the Feb. 6 lecture or the Feb. 7 luncheon, please call 777-3270.

Through their published works and speaking engagements, the Sines address such issues as what it means for Christians to lead lives that reflect the commitments of the heart; the responsibility of the church in the third millennium; and how to prepare the nation's youth to deal with the effects of technology, hyper-consumerism, environmental issues, and economic globalization.

"The Sines are committed to inspiring others to think about and live according to principles of justice," says Julia Stronks, associate professor of history, political and international studies at Whitworth.

Tom Sine founded and directs Mustard Seed Associates, in Seattle, Wash., which helps equip churches to respond creatively to upcoming challenges. He and Christine are the co-authors of Living on Purpose: Finding God's Best for Your Life, a guide to helping overachievers discover God's best for their lives, published in January 2002.

In 1981 Tom Sine published Mustard Seed Conspiracy, a best-selling book in which he challenged Christians to give up greed and materialism and respond to those in need. In his latest book, Mustard Seed vs. McWorld: Reinventing Life and Faith for the Future (Baker Books, 1999), Sine addresses the challenges faced by individuals, families and congregations in the midst of rapid global change.

Other books Sine has written include Cease Fire: Searching for Sanity in America's Culture Wars (Eerdmans, 1995), which was named to Christianity Today's book of the year list in 1996, and Live It Up!: How to Create a Life You Can Love (Herald Press, 1994).

Sine is a part-time instructor in the Social Management of Technology Program at the University of Washington and an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, Seattle. He has authored articles published in magazines and journals including Christianity Today, Sojourners, World Vision Magazine, and Moody Monthly.

Christine Sine, a native of Australia who earned a medical degree in New Zealand, has participated in medical and missions conferences in the United States, Australia, Britain and throughout Europe, and has directed medical missions to numerous locations including the Caribbean, West Africa and the South Pacific.

She serves as a consultant for Mustard Seed Associates and is an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, Seattle. Christine is the author of several books, including Tales of a Seasick Doctor: Life Aboard a Mercy Ship (Zondervan, 1996), as well as articles including "Women and AIDS: An International Perspective," published in Daughters of Sarah (Spring 1995), and "The Global Healthcare Crisis," published in SEEDS (Nov. 1993).

Contacts:

Julia Stronks, associate professor of history, political and international studies, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4577 or jstronks@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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