Dr James K A Smith

Dr James K A Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College where he holds the Gary & Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology & Worldview. The award-winning author of Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism? and Desiring the Kingdom, his most resent books include Imagining the Kingdom (2013), Discipleship in the Present Tense (2013), Who’s Afraid of Relativism? (2014) and How (Not) To Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor (2014).

His popular writing has appeared in magazines such as Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and First Things and periodicals such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Detroit Free Press. He is a Senior Fellow of Cardus and serves as editor of Comment magazine. James and his wife, Deanna, have four children.

Dr Ryan Messmore

Dr Ryan Messmore is the founding Executive Director of The Millis Institute, which promotes a Christ-centered, liberal arts education and is housed within Christian Heritage College. Dr Messmore has also served as President of Campion College (Sydney) and as a research fellow at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. He received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, master’s degrees from Duke Divinity School and Cambridge University, and his doctorate in political theology from Oxford University.