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Os Guinness Speaks at Cedarville

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Os Guinness Speaks at Cedarville

Os Guinness, an author, speaker and businessman, will present two sessions at Cedarville University on Monday, Feb. 9 and Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Dixon Ministry Center.Photo credit: Courtesy of the Staley Lecture Series.

by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio

January 29, 2009

Cedarville, Ohio—Every year more than 3,000 students and community members gather in Cedarville University’s Jeremiah Chapel to take part in the Staley Lecture Series. Since 1977, the series has brought renowned speakers from around the world to present biblically-based lectures.

This year’s lecture series features Os Guiness as keynote speaker. The series runs Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 9 and 10. Guinness, an international speaker and businessman, will present a session on Monday titled “Semper Fidelis — Challenges to Keeping the Faith in the Advanced Modern Age.” On Tuesday, he will speak on “Survival of the Fastest — Living Wisely When Life Is Fired Point-Blank.”

Os Guinness is an author and social critic who lives in the Washington, D.C., area. Born in China during World War II, he witnessed the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949 and was expelled with many other foreigners in 1951. Guinness went to Europe, where he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his doctor of philosophy in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford.

Guinness has written or edited more than 25 books, including “The Call” and “The Case for Civility—And Why Our Future Depends on It.”

As a European visitor to this country and a great admirer, but detached observer, of American culture, Guinness stands in the long tradition of outside voices who have contributed so much to America’s ongoing discussion about the state of the union. He lives with his wife, Jenny, in McLean, Virginia.

This annual lectureship program is funded by the Thomas F. Staley Foundation of Larchmont, N.Y., a private, nonprofit organization. The foundation’s mission is to enrich the quality of Christian service and sharpen the effectiveness of Christian witness, especially at the college level.

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Time: 10 a.m.
Date: Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 9 and 10
Location: Jeremiah Chapel in the Dixon Ministry Center
Address: Cedarville University, 251 N. Main St., Cedarville, Ohio
Cost: Free and open to the public
Learn More: 1-800-CEDARVILLE or