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The Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith

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Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Atlanta, GA

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.


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May 10, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith (ELCA)

In my first rural parish in North Carolina, I was as a young whippersnapper of a pastor even more of a liturgical and theological and musical snob than I am now. I regularly used as my example of what we ought not to sing the hymn "In the Garden." Why would Christians, whose biblical faith values community far above individualism and who have heard Jesus' explicit command to deny self and live for others, why would we ever sing, "He walks with me, talks with me, tells me I am his own"? Some years later, a Baptist clergy friend of mine helped knock me off my high horse when he heard my rant about that hymn and quoted some familiar words: "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters," and so on.

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Who Am I? - The Rev. Dr. Tim Smith

The Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith (ELCA)

The Rev. Dr. Tim Smith talks to us about our unique identities, and from whom they come.


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August 19, 2012

Living Bread

The Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith (ELCA)

In his sermon on Jesus the Living Bread (John 6:51-58), the Rev. Dr. Tim Smith shares an experience he had in a Liberian village which taught him a lesson about living our faith fearlessly.
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The Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

The Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith (ELCA)

The Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith, Senior Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer here in Atlanta, sits down for a conversation on the importance of understanding the rest of the world to understand the gospels and the work of Redeemer Lutheran. Join us for a conversation and a message of faith!
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March 06, 2011

Don't Just Do Something--Sit There!

The Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith (ELCA)

The Rev. Dr. Tim Smith shares some lessons from Peter's response on the mount of Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-9)--namely, that sometimes we need to stop DOING and start simply BEING.