'The End of Christian America' topic of Ashland Theological Seminary Lecture

2/23/11 ASHLAND, OH -- A free lecture featuring Dr. David Aikman, award-winning print and broadcast journalist, will be held on March 11 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Smetzer Auditorium of the Gerber Academic Center on the Ashland Theological Seminary campus.

Aikman will speak on the topic, "The End of Christian America." This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required by March 7. Please RSVP by email to Amy Burns at aburns@ashland.edu<mailto:aburns@ashland.edu> or call 419-289-5462.

Aikman is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist, a best-selling author of 10 books, including "A Man of Faith: The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush," and a foreign affairs commentator based in the Washington, D.C. area. His wide-ranging professional achievements include a 23-year career at TIME Magazine with reporting that spanned the globe and covered nearly all the major historical events of the time.

Aikman is the founder of Gegrapha, an international fellowship for Christians in the mainstream media. Dr. Aikman serves as a senior fellow for The Trinity Forum, a leadership academy that seeks to transform society by helping leaders examine issues in their personal and public lives in the context of faith.

Trained as a historian, Aikman is a professor of history at Patrick Henry College in Virginia. He has also served as editor-at-large of Newsroom, an internet-based news organization reporting on the religious aspect of news events around the world. For more information on Aikman, visit http://www.davidaikman.com.

Ashland Theological Seminary is a graduate division of Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>), a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.