Mount Hermon Conference Center, Felton, CA
Missed ACC or want to relive the experience? See videos from this year's ACC sessions led by Dr. James K.A. Smith:
Our ACC Retreat Speaker
Dr. James K.A. Smith
Love Takes Practice: Disciplines of Hope for a Hurting World
We are excited to welcome Dr. James K.A. Smith as our featured speaker. 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, 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.
His writings include, You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit (2016) and Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology (2017). His new book, On the Road with Saint Augustine, will be published in October 2019. Smith also regularly writes for magazines and newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Slate, First Things, Christianity Today, and The Hedgehog Review. He also serves as editor-in-chief of Image Journal, a quarterly devoted to "art, mystery, and faith."