Sometimes to be creative you have to give yourself permission to not be outstanding.

— James K. A. Smith

The most undeniable James K. A. Smith quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

In short, liturgies make us certain kinds of people, and what defines us is what we love.


Education is a holistic endeavor that involves the whole person, including our bodies, in a process of formation that aims our desires, primes our imagination, and orients us to the world - all before we ever start 'thinking' about it


Our Christian faith - and correlatively, our account of apologetics - is tainted by modernism when we fail to appreciate the effects of sin on reason. When this is ignored, we adopt an Enlightenment optimism about the role of a supposedly neutral reason in the recognition of truth.


We all - whether naturalists, atheists, Buddhists, or Christians - see the world through the grid of an interpretive framework - and ultimately this interpretive framework is religious in nature, even if not allied with a particular institutional religion.


Whenever science attempts to legitimate itself, it is no longer scientific but narrative, appealing to an orienting myth that is not susceptible to scientific legitimation.


What if education wasn't first and foremost about what we know, but about what we love?


What if the primary work of education was the transforming of our imagination rather than the saturation of our intellect?