SIDNEY — Religion and politics, one of today’s hottest topics of discussion, will be the focus of the keynote address during Christian Academy Schools’ annual Faith Banquet, scheduled for Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. in the school, 2151 W. Russell Road.
The dinner is free; however, advance registration is required by Sept. 28, and donations will be accepted during the event. To register, call 492-7556 or email Denise.McPheron@caseagles.org.
Dr. Mark Smith, professor and chairman of the policital science department of Cedarville University and director of its Center for Political Studies, will be the speaker.
Smith’s talk is titled, “Politics and the Biblical Worldview.” He teaches courses in American politics, constitutional law and research methodology/data analysis. He has authored numerous, refereed, journal articles, book chapters and other publications. His primary research interest is in the field of religion and American politics. Before joining the faculty at Cedarville, Smith taught at Tulane University and Calvin College.
Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Bryan College, a Master of Arts in the history of Christianity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School at Trinity International University and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in political science from the University of Georgia.
During the faith banquet, in addition to Smith’s speech, entertainment will be provided by Christian Academy’s show choir, Voices Eternal, who will perform. Attendees will also learn about current faith-centered activities in which students participate at the school.
The dinner will be catered by the Spot.