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Cedarville, Ohio—Dr. Bill Brown, president of Cedarville University, offered the opening prayer for today`s Ohio Senate session. Brown was invited to do so by State Senator Steve Austria of the 10th District. Brown became president of Cedarville University in June 2003, following a ten-year presidency at Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn. He had joined the Bryan faculty in 1984 as an assistant professor for biblical studies and was named Bryan`s academic vice president and provost in 1988. As president, his leadership of Bryan College took the school to new heights in spiritual, academic, physical, and financial vitality. A graduate of the University of South Florida, Brown holds a master of theology degree and Ph.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary. As a nationally-recognized expert in worldview, he has authored three books ("Making Sense of Your Faith;" "Where Have All the Dreamers Gone?: Observations from a Biblical Worldview;" and "Making Sense of Your World" with Gary Phillips) and more than a hundred articles for journals, magazines, encyclopedias, and newspapers. Brown is a guest columnist for "WORLD" magazine, and he holds memberships in organizations such as the Society of Christian Philosophers, the Evangelical Philosophical Society, and the Evangelical Theological Society. -30-