SNU Welcomes Dr. James Smith to Campus

BETHANY, Okla. (February 23, 2011) – Southern Nazarene University welcomes to campus, Dr. James Smith from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Smith is professor of philosophy, teaches in the department of congregational & ministry studies and serves as a research fellow of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. He is an award-winning author whose books include Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?; Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation; and, most recently, Letters to a Young Calvinist. His writing has also appeared in magazines such as the Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Christian Century, First Things, and Books & Culture.

Smith will be meeting with the SNU Ziglar Scholars, speaking in chapel and speaking at a faculty gathering. Dr. Smith will be available for casual conversation in student dining during breakfast on Thursday at 8am and lunch at 11:45am.

Smith, with his wife Deanna and their four children; Grayson, Coleson, Madison, and Jackson are committed urban dwellers who make their home in the East Hills neighborhood of Grand Rapids, MI.

The SNU Ziglar Scholars’ Program is a transformational leadership development experience formed in community serving undergraduate students who excel academically and exhibit exceptional leadership potential.

Southern Nazarene University's mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose.