Faith & Politics Conference Audio and Interview with James K.A. Smith

November 15, 2012

AQUEDUCT, NOVEMBER 2012 – On October 5-6, 2012, the Marketplace Institute partnered with the Regent College Bookstore and the Center for Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue to host the Faith and Politics in a Fractured World Conference. Some of the topics covered in this two-day event were an analysis of the current North American political context, the unity and catholicity of the church as a unique response to a fractured and pluralistic world, Christian martyrdom as political engagement, and the power of liturgies and ultimately worship as a centering political practice.

We would like to thank speakers Ross Douthat of the New York Times, Peter Leithart of New St. Andrews College, James K.A. Smith of Calvin College, and Regent’s own Hans Boersma for cultivating an ongoing conversation around how to understand the political arena and how, then, to engage it well as Christians.

We had the privilege of catching up with James K.A. Smith just before the conference to ask him about his thoughts on the current political context. Here is a sneak peak of what he shared with us!

If you would like a copy of the conference audio, it is available for purchase on the Regent Audio website.

A full-length feature article about the conference will be available in the Fall/Winter edition of Regent World to be released mid-December.

About the Regent College Marketplace Institute

The Marketplace Institute (MI) is a theological research and design institute associated with Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. Our vision is for the gospel to be recognized as public truth again. We want to see Christians owning the gospel in all aspects of their lives, and demonstrating its positive impact at all levels of society—individuals, communities, sectors, and the entire marketplace of ideas. Through our research and our grounding in the calibre of theological education found at Regent College, our mission is to provide and embody fresh, reliable, and well-informed expressions of the gospel that reveal its truth, necessity, and relevance to all spheres of public life.