Tag Archives: James K A Smith

A Land of Lonely Hunters

A common theme from the last few weeks of news articles and essays and reading points to the issue of loneliness as a real fruit of our modern era.   I suppose we’ve known this since the release of Bowling … Continue reading

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Waiting for the King (but not for the book)

Thanks to the kind folks at Hearts and Minds Books, I was able to get my copy of James K. A Smith’s Awaiting the King a few days before the actual release day.  And so I waited for Thor:Ragnarok by … Continue reading

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Our Shared Life and the King

Part of me thinks the stakes are quite high for James K. A. Smith’s Awaiting the King.  That’s partly because of the cultural and political climate in which we find ourselves.  Attached to that is the seeming “attack approach” that … Continue reading

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The Questions of Pastoral Care

The folks over at Comment Magazine have posted the first half of a conversation between James K. A. Smith (You Are What You Love) and Tim Keller (recently of Redeemer Presbyterian Church).   A great conversation about the church and … Continue reading

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Dovetailing Dreher and Smith

The last couple of weeks have brought a number of reactions to Rod Dreher’s eagerly-awaited book on conservative Christians in contemporary culture, The Benedict Option.  For many, it’s been an interesting litmus test for where particular “personalities” in the Christian … Continue reading

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2016 and Questions of Habit, Routine, and Ritual

I suppose the book that most shaped 2016 for me was James K. A. Smith’s You Are What You Love.  The book, which dropped in the spring, was a recapitulation of Smith’s earlier work on “cultural liturgies” with more practical … Continue reading

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Nostalgia as Arson

A couple of months ago I spent a few weeks “reflecting” my way through Yuval Levin’s The Fractured Republic, which suggested that both the political right and the political left were “stuck in the past” when trying to articulate Our … Continue reading

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