Thanks to Jon Kuhrt (as always) for pointing me to this wonderful obituary of Ron Sider, who died on 27 July. Sider is chiefly known to those of us growing up in the evangelical churches 40 years ago for his socially challenging, politically undermining and importantly divisive book Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger. Debate about its contents continues to this day. Sider was a contributor to Jim Wallis’ Sojourners site, one of the best places in the US to explore socially coherent Christian thinking, and politically challenging to the end of his life.

Jon has published the obituary written by Elaine Storkey in Fulcrum. There is another excellent obit in Christianity Today by Craig Keener, and on the Sojourners’ site, by Mitchell Atencio.

I will let the reflections in these links speak for themselves.

About Huw Humphreys

I am a teacher and school leader by calling, now working as a lecturer in a large London university, where I have been since January 2021. I am also an educational researcher, seeking to help make education effective for the whole child. I tend to keep a distant relationship with the powers that be and their narrowing approach to education... but most of all I am looking to find out what it means to be both a follower of Jesus Christ and a passionate educator in the midst of an unsettled community. I am also a part time musician, amateur printmaker, pretend linguist and lover of history and literature...committed both to freedom to learn and depth of learning for children. The views on this blog are all my own and (hopefully) do not represent those of anyone I work for or with!

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