Lecture & Panel Discussion: Spiritual But Not Religious

Spiritual But Not Religious: Seeking Transcendence in a Secular Age

Have you ever wondered…

how religious people today find themselves outside the mainstream?

why many have chosen to pursue transcendence apart from organized religion?

how Christians are to live and witness in this secular age?

Dr James SmithIf you have, please join us for a free, public conversation around these and related themes. Dr. James K A Smith will speak to this phenomenon of “spiritual but not religious” which is so common here in the Pacific Northwest where we have some of the lowest rates of “religious” observance in the world but where few would self-identify as atheists or materialists.


This lecture will be followed by responses from three local panelists:
Dr. James K. Wellman
Dr. James Wellman
(University of Washington)
Dr. Chelle Stearns
Dr. Chelle Stearns
(Seattle School of Theology and Psychology)
Dr. David Leong
Dr. David Leong
(Seattle Pacific University)

These local experts will contextualize the conversation for our reality here in the Pacific Northwest and help us think about how the Church is to understand and engage a culture in which secular spirituality is the norm. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Matthew Kaemingk from the Fuller Institute for Theology and Northwest Culture.

This event is presented in partnership with the Fuller Institute for Theology and Northwest Culture and is co-sponsored by Seattle Pacific Seminary, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, Fuller Seminary Northwest and University Presbyterian Church.

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University Presbyterian Church
Friday May 2nd, 2014
4540 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105