Woolsey Lecture Series 2016 & Ministry Conference

November 17-18

Dr. James K.A. Smith

James K.A. 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 recent books include Imagining the Kingdom (2013), Who’s Afraid of Relativism? (2014), and How (Not) To Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor (2014). His new book, You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit, was just published by Brazos.

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 USA Today.

Smith is also a Senior Fellow of Cardus and serves as editor of Commentmagazine. Jamie and his wife, Deanna, have four children (all students at Calvin College!) and live in the Heritage Hill neighborhood of Grand Rapids. They attend Sherman Street CRC.

Read more about Dr. James K. A. Smith


Schedule

Woolsey Lecture Series

Thurs, Nov. 17th

7:00 – 8:15 pm Evening Lecture - Center for the Arts recital hall

Topic: “The City of God and the City We’re In: Ancient Wisdom for Public Engagement
Dr. James K. A. Smith, Woolsey Lecture Series speaker
Question & Answer to follow lecture

8:15 – 8:45 pm Reception Center for the Arts atrium


Ministry Conference

(pre-registration required)

Fri, Nov. 18th

9:00 am Session One Center for the Arts recital hall

Topic: “Pastors as Ethnographers: Exegeting Cultural Liturgies”
Dr. James K. A. Smith, Woolsey Lecture Series speaker

10:00 – 10:30 am Panel DiscussionCFA recital hall

11:05 am – 11:45 pm Chapel service - Wesley chapel
Topic: “You Are What You Love: But You Might Not Love What You Think”
Dr. James K. A. Smith, Woolsey Lecture Series speaker

12:00 pm – 1 pm Lunch with studentsCampus Center dining hall, Alumni dining room
Dr. Michael Jordan, Dean of the Chapel

1 pm Panel Discussion - Library 3rd floor classroom 303

2 pm Session TwoLibrary 3rd floor classroom 303
Topic: “Our “Godfather” Problem: Spiritual Formation Amidst Rival Liturgies”
Dr. James K. A. Smith, Woolsey Lecture Series speaker

3 pm Closing Session – Library 3rd floor classroom 303

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