The Rev. Dr. Ted A. Smith
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA)
Organization: Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
The Rev. Dr. Ted A. Smith is assistant professor of preaching and ethics at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
Ted earned his bachelor's degree from Duke University, a master of arts from Oxford University, a master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Emory University.
An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), he was earlier the pastor of Presbyterian churches of Dundee and Weston, NY.
He is the author of "The New Measures: A Theological History of Democratic Practice," "Divine Violence: John Brown and the Limits of Ethics," and "A Preacher's History of Preaching," with Dr. Tom Long, forthcoming.
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Tuesday November 26, 2013
Advent rings true. Because we know what it means to dwell in lowly exile here, we can sing with integrity when we sing, 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.' Because we know war, and rumors of war, and the endless background noise of almost-war, we are ready to sing, 'dear desire of every nation, enter every trembling heart.' Because we are a people who live in deep darkness, we long to see a great light.