Skip to navigation

Michael Gerson to Keynote Conversation on Predatory Lending

Covenant College and the Center for Public Justice are co-hosting a conversation regarding the growing epidemic of predatory payday lending on Monday, November 16, 2015, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Covenant's chapel. 


Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson will deliver the keynote address as he presents a biblical perspective on payday loans and how we, as Christians, can respond to this growing issue of injustice.


Gerson is the author of Heroic Conservatism and co-author of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era. His column is published twice weekly in The Washington Post, and he appears regularly on the PBS NewsHour, Face the Nation, and other programs. He is a senior adviser at One, a bipartisan organization dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable diseases. He previously served as a top aide to President George W. Bush, including roles of assistant to the president for policy and strategic planning and director of presidential speechwriting. 


Gerson's address will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Center for Public Justice CEO Stephanie Summers. 


Panelists include:

  • Stephen Reeves, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
  • Mark Bowers, The Chalmers Center
  • Katie Thompson, Center for Public Justice


The event is free, and the public is invited to attend. The event will also be live streamed here


The views expressed by Covenant-sponsored speakers and other College guests do not necessarily represent the views of Covenant College or its constituencies.