Times and Seasons is happy to welcome as a guest blogger Steve Smith, who teaches and writes mainly about religious freedom, constitutional law, and jurisprudence. His most recent book is The Disenchantment of Secular Discourse (Harvard University Press, 2010). Steve graduated from BYU in 1976 before studying law at Yale, and he has taught at various law schools including Notre Dame, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan (as a visiting professor), Virginia (as a visitor), and the University of San Diego, where he is currently employed. Steve’s wife Merina also attended BYU, and they have five children. An accomplished musician by most standards (not his), Steve’s biggest ambition, I happen to know, is to quit the rat race and rather than cultivate his garden become a bluegrass banjo player.
I have similar economically sub-par ambitions! Best of luck in the garden and bluegrass, and welcome to Times & Seasons.
I look forward to your posts. Do tell more about the banjo playing…sounds like fun.
Steve is an outstanding person. Why, might you ask, it is simple he likes bluegrass. Everyone knows bluegrass rocks. I implore you to give heed to his words. He also taught at Michigan (go maize and blue).
Look forward to your posts.
I’m looking forward to hearing what you have to say!
I know Steve and his wife from many years ago during a summer he worked for a Washington D.C. law firm and they were in our ward. My wife and I were impressed with their kindness, goodness and intellect–true Christians in the best sense of the word. I have read some of Steve’s writings since then–and the writings that I could understand, I really liked.
Hooray! Welcome, Steve!
A lawyer in the bloggernacle? Wow, never saw that before…