The Lonely American:
Rootedness and Reconciliation
in a Riven Land
Join us for an Evening Conversation with Senator Ben Sasse on Monday, November 26 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to discuss the themes of his newly-released book Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal. Responding to Sen. Sasse will be Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC).
During this Evening Conversation, we will examine the growing problem of loneliness in the country — the ways in which our alienation from each other is destroying individual lives and the fabric of society — and what can be done about it.
Ben Sasse is a US Senator representing Nebraska. Previously, Sasse spent five years as president of Midland University, as one of the youngest college presidents in the nation. During his tenure, he revitalized the college, making it the fastest growing college in the state. Previously, Sasse taught at the University of Texas Center for Politics and Governance, and served at both the US Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services. He also worked with the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey and Company. He received his B.A. at Harvard University and M.A. from St. John's College, and later earned his M.Phil as well as a Ph.D. in American history from Yale University, where his dissertation won both the Field Prize and the George Washington Egleston Award. He also was an editor for Modern Reformation journal.
Responding to Senator Sasse will be Russell Moore the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Previously, Moore served as provost and dean of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He currently serves as Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics at Southern Seminary, and as a visiting professor of ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Moore is the author of several books, including Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel(Christianity Today’s Book of the Year in 2016), Tempted and Tried, Adopted for Life, and his recently released book The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home.