Susan K. Smith

Smith, a Yale Divinity School graduate, is author of “Crazy Faith: Ordinary People; Extraordinary Lives”, a winner of the 2009 National Best Books Award.

Archive: Susan K. Smith

Hearings? For what reason?

Manufactured paranoia will not make us safer, Rep. King.

By Susan_K_Smith  | Mar 11, 2011 4:43 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Christianity’s doctrine is love

Just like our parents love us, no matter what, so does this God love us, no matter what.

By Susan K. Smith  | Mar 17, 2011 3:59 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Is it moral to let innocent people of another country be slaughtered by a ruthless dictator and take care of our own first, or is it more moral to help our own first, creating a stronger and more cohesive nation, before running off to help everyone else?

By Susan K. Smith  | Mar 23, 2011 11:39 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Where are the values?

It’s not very comforting to me that Republican activist Doug Gross, describing the recently convened Republican Principles Conference held in Iowa, said that “we looked like Camp Christian out there.”

By Susan K. Smith  | Apr 2, 2011 11:44 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Religion a weapon for the powerful

The declarations by religious leaders in Christianity, Islam and other religions that women are inferior in the eyes of God are responsible for the discrimination of women all over the world.

By  | Apr 6, 2011 11:08 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Silent Christians should speak up on Jones

Terry Jones is an embarrassment to the Christian gospel.

By Susan K. Smith  | Apr 7, 2011 3:51 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Passover belongs to Judaism and Christianity

Christians need to follow the Golden Rule when it comes to Passover.

By Susan K. Smith  | Apr 20, 2011 3:08 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

How should Americans respond to bin Laden’s death?

We have a right to be happy that bin Laden is gone, but gloating is not good.

By Susan K. Smith  | May 2, 2011 2:10 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Can God and science co-exist?

Because of God, there is science

By Susan K. Smith  | May 18, 2011 10:55 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Oprah’s Christian ministry

I don’t have a problem in saying there was a “church of Oprah.” She moved many a mountain in the lives of women with her programs, and that’s a good thing.

By Susan K. Smith  | May 27, 2011 10:41 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

The government should not intrude on circumcision

Nobody has the right to tell different religions how to practice their faith.

By Susan K. Smith  | Jun 8, 2011 11:04 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Why do churches want religious exemptions?

Those religious organizations which support gay marriage will move ahead, and those which don’t will likewise move ahead, each following their own beliefs.

By Susan K. Smith  | Jun 23, 2011 1:44 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Religion should bring us closer to God

Religion, unfortunately, has been used and is still largely used, as a means to control people, not to empower them to become who God intended them (or us) all to be.

By Susan K. Smith  | Jul 8, 2011 10:58 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

America: Land of the free and religiously diverse

Some people are going to look at Governor Perry and say he has a pastor problem, but I look at him and say he has a basic theological misunderstanding of the teachings of Jesus.

By Susan K. Smith  | Jul 14, 2011 12:23 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Myth and the American psyche

The polls that show that Americans are bothered by the presence of atheists, and would not vote an avowed atheist into office, speaks to the way we live in myth.

By Susan K. Smith  | Jul 21, 2011 10:33 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Cross an artifact of terror attacks

Atheists want symbols of all religions (or non religions) displayed if the cross-shaped beam is allowed to stay on the site, but their argument, while it has merit on the “everybody in America is equal” myth, misses the most important point: this symbol was found on the site, in the rubble.

By Susan K. Smith  | Aug 3, 2011 11:20 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Even God rests

Our human spirits have a finite capacity to carry stress, issues and problems.

By  | Aug 18, 2011 10:31 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

God fills a need that secularism can not

At the end of my day, I choose God and not secularism. That decision is brings my soul, body and spirit into balance.

By Susan K. Smith  | Aug 31, 2011 2:12 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

We need secular and religious memorials

On that horrible day, September 11, 2001, so many people died, were horribly injured, or were forever traumatized. Families left behind are not all the same; they do not look the same, believe the same, or even come from the same backgrounds. To ignore that plurality would be less than what Jesus the Christ would want us to do

By Susan J. Smith  | Sep 10, 2011 11:34 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

For Perry, only some lives are precious

“Pro-life” supporters are not pro “life” in an inclusive, panoramic sense, but rather in a very narrow sense; they support unborn babies, but once those babies are born, if they belong to an “unacceptable” part of society, they are ignored and discriminated against.

By Susan K. Smith  | Sep 15, 2011 10:45 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

God deserves better than U.S. politics

I wonder what God feels like, being used in political campaigns as unmercifully as are the people of the United States.

By Susan K. Smith  | Sep 23, 2011 12:06 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

HHS regulations a potential betrayal of religious liberty

Religious liberty is precious to us in America; private institutions have always been able to protect and practice their beliefs with little interference from the government, even when their practices have seemed unfair.

By  | Oct 7, 2011 9:38 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Should Christians be glad for Gaddafi’s death?

I do not think days like this are pleasing to God.

By Susan K. Smith  | Oct 24, 2011 10:08 PM  | COMMENTS (0)