Dr. James K.A. Smith

James K.A. (“Jamie”) Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College where he also holds the Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. He previously taught at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and Villanova University in Philadelphia. His numerous publications include How (Not) to be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor; Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?; Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation; Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works; Who is Afraid of Relativism? Community, Contingency, and Creaturehood, and Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy. He is a senior fellow with the Colossian Forum and also serves as the editor of Comment magazine.   His PhD in philosophy is from Villanova University.