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James K. A. Smith on Culture, Liturgy, Worldview (video link)

About a year ago, I raved to everyone about the great book from James K. A. Smith, Desiring the Kingdom. He suggests that a Christian anthropology which sees humans as “knowers” or “believers” (which is often implicit in many Reformed circles/studies on worldview) misses the deeper aspect of humans-as-lovers. What we desire drives what we are.

It’s not really earth-shattering; more like a recovery and clarification of a truth that should have never dropped from view.
Today I ran across this video of Smith giving a lecture which covers the seminal arguments of his first few chapters.  If you have 50 minutes, this will get you thinking about the “meat” of Smith’s book.  (Video below)
Also, I posted a few pithy quotes from the book when I was reading it….  You can pull them out of the archives here:
Protestant Worship: Too Rational for our own good?
Quotable: On Science, Religion, Morality
Education: More about what we ARE, less about what we KNOW
And now for the excellent lecture version:

Categories: Education Quotable Theology

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I write. I design. I cook. I read. I make music. I talk to people -- all kinds of people.

I used to teach and hopefully will do so again someday.

My dream job would be a cross between barrista and consultant, with a large helping of international travel and bohemian wandering through concerts, museums, galleries, and open spaces.

Somewhere back in time, my students started calling me "RameyLady" and the name stuck. I like it. There's a Ramey-man too. He's a much better writer but he seems to be too humble to share it with the least, not yet.

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