Dr. James K.A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College where he holds the Byker Chair in Appied Reformed Theology and Worldview.
A specialist in continental philosophy and philosophical theology, Dr. Smith’s work is multidisciplinary – a kind of theologically-informed cultural criticism that is just as concerned with politics and science as worship and discipleship.
Jamie is an award-winning author whose books include Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism? Taking Derrida, Lyodtard, and Foucault to Church, Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy, Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation (2009-winner of the Christianity Today Book Award). His new book, Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works appeared in January 2013.