This page puts together the helpful teaching of Dr. James (Jamie) K. A. Smith, professor of philosophy at Calvin College, on spiritual formation. Jamie has become a leader in helping the church better understand how God shapes us as followers of Christ. This is called spiritual formation or discipleship or becoming like Christ. His book, You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit (Brazos, 2016) is an important book for our time and with staying power in the life of the Church. You may read or download chapter one of this book here.
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Jamie gave three recent talks given at Wheaton College that better help us learn how God shapes us as Christ followers.
In the following talk Jamie advocates a better understanding of culture.