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Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology

Awaiting the King: an Interview with James K.A. Smith

As 2018 begins with the usual flurry of New Year’s resolutions—eat healthier, read more, spend more time with family—I wonder how many have added ‘love my neighbor’ to their list. I got to sit down with author and philosopher James K. A. Smith to learn how to make community a central focus in 2018 and learned it has a lot to do with Augustine. And Hope.