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Meet the Wisdom Forum Speakers: James K. A. Smith

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What does it look like for believers to wisely engage the intersection of faith and culture in daily life?

Join us on March 16, 2018 on the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, or via livestream, for The Wisdom Forum — an evening of compelling conversation addressing the faithful interaction with cultural issues the church faces today.

Today, get to know one of our guest speakers, Dr. James K. A. Smith, who will speak about work and the good life.


James K. A. Smith

Dr. Smith speaks about his new book, Awaiting the King.


James K. A. 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, including the award-winning You Are What You Love, Smith also regularly writes for magazines and newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York TimesSlateFirst ThingsChristianity TodayBooks & Culture, and The Hedgehog Review. He serves as editor-in-chief of Comment magazine.

He and his wife, Deanna, are elementary school sweethearts with four children in college. Natives of Stratford, Ontario, they lived in Philadelphia and Los Angeles before settling in the Heritage Hill neighborhood of Grand Rapids. They are committed urban dwellers who enjoy gardening, travel and curling up on the couch with their two maltipoos, Daisy and Kirby.

Join James K.A. Smith and others at The Wisdom Forum.

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Center for Faith and Culture

The L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture seeks to engage culture as salt and light, presenting the Christian faith and demonstrating its implications for all areas of human existence.

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