Dr. David E. Smith grew up in the world of fundamentalist religion. As an adult he gradually moved away from that paradigm and became a religious progressive/skeptic. After earning an M.A. in philosophy of religion, he received a second M.A. and a Ph.D. in religious studies from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Formerly a full-time faculty member at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA, he now teaches for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington and offers independent seminars and non-credit courses in comparative religion and philosophy. He has published widely in these areas, as well.

Click here to listen to David’s recent Osher interview about his life story (religous journey)

Mission: To empower people to think well for themselves about things that matter

Motto: Respectfully bold

Aim: FAB…fair, accurate, balanced

Click here to listen to David’s recent interview on KUOW

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