Join us for events with James K.A. Smith on September 29

James K. A. Smith is a professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. The author of a number of influential books, Smith also regularly writes for magazines and newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York TimesSlateFirst ThingsChristianity TodayBooks & Culture, and The Hedgehog Review and serves as editor-in-chief of Comment Magazine.

Join us for:

Ministry Lab with Jamie K.A. Smith | Friday, September 29 at 9:00 am 
James K.A. Smith and William Cavanaugh will come together to discuss their co-edited book covering the topics of evolution, creation, and the fall through the lens of biology, theology, history, Scripture, philosophy, and politics.
 
Faculty/Staff Lunch with James K.A. Smith | Friday, September 29 at 12:00 pm James K.A. Smith wrote How Not to be Secular, as a guide to reading and interpreting Charles Taylor’s seminal work, A Secular Age. Smith will discuss his book, the broader implications of Taylor’s argument, and the place of Christian witness at a time when conditions of belief are shifting dramatically.
 
You Are What You Love | Friday, September 29 at 7:00 pm 
In this public lecture, James K.A. Smith will unpack the effects of dominant contemporary cultural liturgies that thrive on our acceptance of mass consumption, violence, exploitation, and injustice. As a response, he argues that a deeply rooted life of spiritual discipline incubates the loves and longings that lead to a more peaceable kingdom.
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