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King University News :: Author and Former Chicago-Sun Times Columnist to Speak at King

Author and former religion columnist for the Chicago-Sun Times, Cathleen Falsani, will speak at King College and the Bristol Train Station on Monday, February 28, 2011.

A native of Connecticut, Falsani graduated from Wheaton College in 1992. She holds a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, as well as a master's degree in theological studies from Gerrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She was a 2009 Divinity School Media Fellow at Duke University and a Gralla Fellow in Jewish Studies at Brandeis University. Falsani was the 1996 Stoody-West Fellow in Religious Journalism and the 2005 James O. Supple Religion Writer of the Year.

In addition to having served as a religion columnist for the Chicago-Sun Times, Falsani has authored several books including The God Factor, Sin Boldly, The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers, and The Thread: Finding a Sacred Place in Cyberspace. Since 2004, Falsani has been the author of a popular faith and culture blog titled The Dude Abides. She is also syndicated by the Religion News Service and is a contributing editor and columnist for Sojourners Magazine.

Falsani's work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Christianity Today, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post. She has appeared on Oprah Winfrey's Soul Series, as a commentator on CNN, and a multitude of other radio and television settings.

Cathleen Falsani will present God as Author in the King College Memorial Chapel at 10:30 a.m. and Listening to your life at the Bristol Train Station at 7 p.m. Both events are open to the public and free to attend. For more information, contact Dale Brown at 423.652.4156 or visit www.buechnerinstitute.org.