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 Times, Slate, First Things, Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and The Hedgehog Review and serves as editor-in-chief of CommentMagazine.
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.
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.