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Scholar-in-Residence Lectures

March 17–23, 2015

Embodying the Kingdom: Reforming Public TheologyJames K. A. Smith lectures on "Embodying the Kingdom: Reforming Public Theology"

James K. A. SmithJames K.A. Smith (@james_ka_smith) is professor of philosophy at Calvin College where he holds the Gary & Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology & Worldview. The award-winning author of Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism? and Desiring the Kingdom, his most recent books include Imagining the Kingdom (2013), Discipleship in the Present Tense (2013), Who’s Afraid of Relativism? (2014), and How (Not) To Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor (2014). His popular writing has appeared in magazines such as Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and First Things and periodicals such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Detroit Free Press. He is a Senior Fellow of Cardus and serves as editor of Comment magazine. Jamie and his wife, Deanna, have four children.

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Scholar-in-Residence Lectures
  • March 17–23, 2015 - James K. A. Smith
    "Embodying the Kingdom: Reforming Public Theology"
  • 2014 - Timothy George
    "To the Winds Thy Fears: Christian Witness in Nazi Germany"
  • 2013 - Philip Eaton
    "A Radiant People: The Christian Path Toward A Better World"
  • 2012 - Norman Wirzba
    "Living in God's Creation"
  • 2011 - Gilbert Meilaender
    "Facing the Dying of the Light: Perspectives on Aging and Dying"
  • 2009 - Gerald L. Bray
    "God is Love"
  • 2009 - John Woodbridge
    "The Surprising Vitality of the Christian Faith During the European Enlightenment"
  • 2008 - Tom Cooper
    "Mass Media in a Changing World: Media Ethics"
  • 2008 - Paul Fiddes
    "Ancient and Modern Wisdom: Seeing the World and Knowing God"
  • 2007 - Nigel Goodwin
    "In Vivo-Transformation"
  • 2006 - Richard Chewning
    "Becoming Partakers of the Divine Nature"
  • 2005 - Millard Erickson
    "Theology and the Disciplines"
  • 2004 - James Leo Garrett, Jr.
    "Baptist Theology in Historical Perspective"
  • 2003 - James Sire
    "Habits of Worldview Thinking"
  • 2002 - Anthony Thiselton
    "Horizons in Literary Interpretation"
  • 2001 - David Cook
    "Morality in the Postmodern World"
  • 2000 - Arthur F. Holmes
    "Shaping the Christian Mind"

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