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You Are What You Love

By: Connie Weaver | January 31

As I write this, I’m in the midst of doctoral classes at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. One of our assigned readings for this term is a book by James K.A. Smith called, You Are What You Love. Perhaps you’ve read this book, or at least heard of it. Smith is a philosophy professor at Calvin College in Michigan. He has authored a series of books about Christians in culture, but this particular book is about the power of habit in shaping what we love. A basic premise of Smith’s book is that our rituals – our habits – both shape, and reflect, what is most important t ...more