Parchman Endowed Lectures

Parchman Endowed Lectures

On the Road with Augustine
September 25th-26th, 2018 Paul Powell Chapel | Truett Seminary
Featuring James K. A. Smith Dr. James K. A. Smith
Professor of Philosophy and Holder of the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview at Calvin College

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. The author of a number of influential books, Smith also regularly writes for magazines and newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Slate, First Things, Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and The Hedgehog Review. He serves as editor-in-chief of Comment magazine.

Schedule of Events Tuesday, September 25th
11am “Heart on the Run: How to be a Prodigal”
4pm “Augustine our Contemporary: How to Find Yourself”
Wednesday, September 26th
11am “An Émigré Spirituality: How to Live Between”
About The Parchman Endowed Lectures bring world-renowned theologians to the Baylor campus and enable George W. Truett Theological Seminary to make a significant contribution to the realm of theological dialogue and the life of the church. All events are free and open to the public and will be held in the Paul W. Powell Chapel at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Previous presenters include:
  • Robert Kolb (2017-2018)
  • Margaret Mitchell (2016-2017)
  • Alister McGrath (2015-2016)
  • Dana Robert (2014-15)
  • Richard Mouw (2013-14)
  • Geoffrey Wainwright (2012-13)
  • Scot McKnight (2011-12)
  • Richard Bauckham (2010-11)
  • Lamin Sanneh (2009-10)
  • Bill Leonard (2008-09)
  • Ben Witherington III (2007-08)
  • Justo Gonzalez (2006-07)
  • Eugene Peterson (2005-06)
  • James Forbes (2004-05)
  • Walter Brueggemann (2003-04)
  • John Polkinghorne (2002-03)
  • N.T. Wright (2001-02)
  • Lewis B. Smedes (2000-01)
  • Jurgen Moltmann (1999-00)
Media You can watch or listen to our previous guests at the Parchman Lectures Media Library.