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From Excarnation to Re-enchantment: Why Imagination is Crucial for Mission

Dr James K. A. Smith, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI offers to believers a more accurate story of secularism today and imagines for believers how remembering the eternal and invisible parts of the story of the Gospel can change our approach to mission when secular people are saying, “I don’t believe in God but I miss him.”

Arts Week 2018
  1. Into Something Rich and Strange: Practicing Love in Listening
  2. Into Something Rich and Strange: Practicing Love in Lament
  3. Restor(i)ed Loves: The Contest for our Imaginations
  4. From Excarnation to Re-enchantment: Why Imagination is Crucial for Mission
James K. A. Smith
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.
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