Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

October 15, 2002

Futurists and Authors Tom and Christine Sine to Lecture at Whitworth
on Medical Ethics

Futurists and authors Tom and Christine Sine will present a lecture, "Medical Ethics in the 21st Century: What Will We Face?" Thursday, Oct. 31, at 4 p.m. in Seeley Mudd Chapel at Whitworth College. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-4577.

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.

Sine, an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, Seattle, has authored several books, including Tales of a Seasick Doctor: Life Aboard a Mercy Ship (Zondervan, 1996), and has published several articles, including "Women and AIDS: An International Perspective," in Daughters of Sarah, (Spring, 1995), and "The Global Healthcare Crisis," in SEEDS (Nov., 1993).

She serves as a consultant for Mustard Seed Associates, founded and directed by her husband, Tom Sine. The organization helps equip churches to respond creatively to upcoming challenges faced by individuals, families and congregations in the midst of rapid global change. The Sines recently co-authored the book Living on Purpose: Finding God's Best for Your Life (Baker Books, 2002).

In addition to directing Mustard Seed Associates, Tom Sine is a consultant in futures research and planning for both Christian and secular organizations. In 1981 he 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).

Tom 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.


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

Michelle Seefried, program coordinator, Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith and Learning, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3275 or mpace@whitworth.edu.

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

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