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Restor(y)ing the Imagination


26th September 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm


St. Peter’s, Vere Street, London W1G 0DQ

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Whatever our calling might be, as creatures made in God’s image we are commissioned by the Creator for cultural creativity. We are made to be makers, whether we’re building bridges or tending families, creating art or legislation. How can we become image bearers whose culture-making is fuelled by a biblical imagination?

Join us for an evening with James KA Smith, influential author and thought leader, to explore how our immersion in the practices of the body of Christ is a way to curate a biblical imagination for faithful creation.

James KA Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College where he holds the Gary & Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology & Worldview. He also serves as editor-in-chief of Image, a quarterly journal devoted to ‘art, mystery, and faith’.

Award-winning author of Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?Desiring the Kingdom, and How (Not) To Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor, Jamie’s recent books include You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit and Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology. His new book, On the Road with Saint Augustine, will be published in October 2019.

His popular writing has appeared in magazines such as Christianity Today, First Things, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, as well as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Jamie and his wife, Deanna, have four children, and live in Grand Rapids.