C.S. Lewis Chapel

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Reverend Dr. Laura Smit  Smit

The Reverend Doctor Laura A. Smit is Professor of Theology at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. She studied medieval philosophy and theological aesthetics at Boston University where she wrote her doctoral dissertation on aesthetic epistemology in the theology of Saint Bonaventure. She is the author of the popular book, Loves Me, Loves Me Not: The Ethics of Unrequited Love. Her commentary on the book of Judges for the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible if forthcoming this summer. From 2003 to 2008, Smit served as Dean of the Chapel at Calvin College. At present, she is an assistant pastor at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids. Her current research interests are focused on the thought of C.S. Lewis, particularly on Lewis as a medievalist, as well as her ongoing work on Bonaventure and theological aesthetics.


Reflection/Discussion Questions:

  1. How can you practice sitting quietly at Jesus’ feet?
  2. What can you change in order to learn without it being in the spirit of work?