Dr. James Smith lectured at Emmanuel Episcopal on April 11th, 2016. His lecture is titled “Wonder, Mystery, Longing.” This blogger won’t attempt to summarize it, except to say that Dr. Smith will challenge us to consider Christian Formation that is not just about our minds, what we think and believe, but about our hearts, what we long for. Listen towards the end for Q&A.
Fr. Joe has mentioned Dr. Smith’s book, Desiring the Kingdom, in several recent sermons. Listen back through them to see thread.
James K.A. Smith teaches philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. A native of Embro, Ontario, Smith has written numerous books, including Who’s Afraid of Relativism?, and How (Not) To Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor. His work has also appeared in publications such as Christianity Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Detroit Free Press. Smith also edits Comment magazine and is a senior fellow at Cardus, a Canadian think tank dedicated to renewal of North American social architecture.