Session Nine

Worship & IMagination

James K.A. Smith - Author & Professor of Theology at Calvin College

Jamie Smith shows us that what we love drives what we make.

Professor, philosopher, author, and friend of Praxis James K. A. Smith shows the linkage between the "liturgies" (rhythms, rituals, and practices) of our lives, our imagination, and what we create. We are what we love; we might not love what we think; we make what we want. 

He argues that worship is the "calibration technology" that God has provided to shape our hearts and minds to love what is good, and therefore to create what is good. 

This connects with the session from Dave Blanchard, CEO & Founder of Praxis, on how the imagination of the founders of a generation's startups determines what that generation will stand for.





WATCH (14 min)

DISCUSS (20 min)


WATCH (9 min)

REFLECT (3-5 min)

Spend five minutes in silence, praying and reflecting on the videos. Ask participants to jot down questions that were raised, significant key points, where they felt encouraged or challenged by the Lord, etc.

DISCUSS (20 min)





feedback SURVEY

After every session, we'll ask a few short questions to help us learn how to make the course better for future groups. Since this is the first session, we'll begin with a few questions about your group.