Cultural Medicine Specialist to Speak at Staley Lecture Series

by Kara Steinman

Dr. Richard A. Swenson will be the guest speaker for the Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program at Cedarville University Feb. 6-8. Swenson will speak at 10 a.m. each morning in the Jeremiah Chapel of the Dixon Ministry Center; his topics will be "The Overload Syndrome: A Life Devoid of Time and Space," "Margin: The Space Between Our Load and Our Limits," and "Science, Scripture, and Sovereignty." Swenson, director of the Future Health Study Center, specializes in “cultural medicine”—researching the intersection of health, culture, faith, and the future. He has written three books, two of which have received Gold Medallion nomination awards, and he has presented his research to Congress, the Pentagon, and a variety of career, professional, medical, management, and church groups. A graduate of Denison University and the University of Illinois School of Medicine, Swenson worked in private practice for five years and taught at the University of Wisconsin Medical School for 15 years. In 1994, he was named Teacher of the Decade. He is currently a fellow at the Tournier Institute. The lecture series is free and open to the public. For more information , call 937-766-7808. The Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program is funded by the Thomas F. Staley Foundation of Larchmont, N.Y. This private, nonprofit organization seeks to support men and women who truly believe, cordially love, and actively propagate the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its historical and scriptural fullness. Cedarville University publicly thanks the Thomas F. Staley Foundation for making this annual lectureship program possible.