James K. A. Smith, the new editor of Image and the author of You Are What You Love and Imagining the Kingdom, was the special guest at Seattle Pacific University’s Day of Common Learning in October, delivering a plenary address on “Liturgy, Formation, and Discernment for Public Life.”

And now, you have a seat near the front.

I had the privilege of following up Smith’s lecture with a presentation of my own, one based in part on my new Image essay: “In the Cosmos of the Arts, a Christian Cosmonaut is Born Again.”

Alas, I don’t have video of that one, but you can see a recent lecture that served as a sort of rough draft of it here, from last spring’s Brehm Cascadia conference called “Sacrament and Story.”