Ron Sider’s deep faith
The Evangelicals for Social Action founder is remembered for living the gospel he professed.
Ron Sider, evangelical activist, dies at 82
by Bob Smietana, Jack Jenkins, and Adelle M. Banks
Eastern University has served as the evangelical left’s laboratory
The school has produced limited doctrinal controversy—and a lot of prominent advocates for justice.
Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice, by Brantley W. Gasaway
Brantley Gasaway contends that the progressive evangelical movement "stands as strong as ever." Which is to say, not very strong at all.
reviewed by David R. Swartz
Ron Sider's unhelpful rhetoric about American seniors
Last week, Christian social justice activist Ron Sider declared that he is quitting AARP because it's opposing changes to Social Security and Medicare that he finds reasonable: proposals that would ask more from wealthier seniors.
There are a lot of ideas out there for shoring up Medicare and Social Security, ideas that should be given serious consideration. And I agree with Sider on several points.