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Real World Spirituality for Restless Hearts: A Conversation with James K.A. Smith
November 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join us for an evening with James K.A. Smith as we dive into the topic of “Real World Spirituality for Restless Hearts.” James will be interviewed by Imago Dei Pastor Rick McKinley. Smith’s latest book, On the Road with St. Augustine: A Real World Spirituality for Restless Hearts, explores the insights of early Christian philosopher and theologian Augustine of Hippo, reigniting them for new generations of seekers. This conversation will draw on Augustine’s sermons and letters to introduce us to the “spiritual realism” of the Doctor of Grace.
James Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. Trained as a philosopher with a focus on contemporary French thought, Smith has expanded on that scholarly platform to become an engaged public intellectual and cultural critic. An award-winning author and widely-traveled speaker, he has emerged as a thought leader with a unique gift of translation, building bridges between the academy, society, and the church.
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. He serves as editor-in-chief of Image journal.