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January 13th, 2010

James K.A. Smith

"Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation "

Underwritten by Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning

Download the recording [.mp3 12.6 MB]

James K.A. SmithJames K.A. Smith is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Congregational and Ministry Studies at Calvin College and a notable figure in contemporary theology.

His work is undertaken at the borderlands between philosophy, theology, ethics, aesthetics, science, and politics. Informed by a long Augustinian tradition of theological cultural critique--from Augustine and Calvin to Edwards and Kuyper--his interests are in bringing critical thought to bear on the practices of the church and the church's witness to culture.

He is the author of numerous books, including "The Devil Reads Derrida--And Other Essays on the University, the Church, Politics, and the Arts" and his most recently released "Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation."

You can read more about his work at one of his websites:

Learn more

Listen to his interview with Krista Tippett on the NPR program Speaking of Faith. The episode is called "Evangelicals Out of the Box"

Read the article on Jamie's new release "Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation" in Christianity Today .