Evening Conversation with Sen. Ben Sasse and James K. A. Smith
The Vanishing American Adult
"When adolescence has become a destination, rather than a journey," how do we foster thriving adults and inspire vision for the future? In what promises to be a fascinating Evening Conversation, Sen. Sasse will discuss the tension between personal and civic responsibility, and how faith informs how we view adulthood. Responding to Sen. Sasse will be James K. A. Smith, who calls attention to the habits we form, and the need to reorient our habits to be mature, flourishing human beings.
Ben Sasse is a US Senator representing Nebraska. Prior to his landslide election in 2014, Sasse spent five years as president of Midland University, as one of the youngest college presidents in the nation. During his tenure, he revitalized the college, making it the fastest growing college in the state. Previously, Sasse taught at the University of Texas Center for Politics and Governance, and served at both the US Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services. He also worked with the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey and Company. He received his B.A. at Harvard University and M.A. from St. John's College, and later earned his M.Phil as well as a Ph.D. in American history from Yale University, where his dissertation won both the Field Prize and the George Washington Egleston Award. He also was an editor for Modern Reformation journal.
Responding to Senator Sasse will be James K. A. Smith, professor of philosophy at Calvin College where he
holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. He is the award-winning author of Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?, Desiring the Kingdom, and You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit. His new book Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology will be released in November 2017. His popular writing has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Books & Culture, and First Things. Smith is also a Senior Fellow of Cardus and serves as editor of Comment magazine.
We hope you will join us for wine, hors d'oeuvres, and conversation at the National Press Club. Please click on the link below to register!
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