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James Bryan Smith

James Bryan Smith is the author of numerous books including The Good and Beautiful God, The Good and Beautiful Life and The Good and Beautiful Community as well as Hidden in Christ. He is a theology professor at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, where he also serves as the executive director of the Apprentice Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation. A founding member of Richard J. Foster’s spiritual renewal ministry, Renovaré, Smith is an ordained United Methodist Church minister, and has served in various capacities in local churches.