The Rev. Dr. Timothy M. Smith is senior pastor of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta, GA.
Before coming to Redeemer in early 2010, he was senior pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Boone, NC, and has also served churches in Newton, NC, and Hanover, PA.
Tim is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned a master of divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, PA, and a doctor of ministry degree from Drew University Theological School in Madison, NJ.
A few years ago pollster George Barna conducted a national survey asking simply, "What is the phrase you most long to hear?" The overwhelming answer was rather predictable: "I love you." In a solid second place was "I forgive you," also not surprising. But the third most longed-for phrase took me a bit by surprise: "Dinner is ready!"Read full transcript...