Rekindling the Intellectual, Spiritual, Creative legacy of Christians in Culture

A reprise of a Dick Staub Interview with the late Lewis B. Smedes, Fuller Seminary Professor and the author of 15 books, including the best-selling Forgive and Forget. He died in December 2002 but his imprint on the lives of students and friends remains. He was unforgettable in a quiet, unassuming, gentle way and guided many of us towards a deeper understanding and practice of forgiveness. He once said. "to forgive is to set a prisoner free and to discover that the prisoner was you.” At his memorial service Fuller president Richard Mouw said, "Fuller Seminary has lost one of its great faculty leaders. He embodied a unique blend of intellectual rigor, pastoral warmth and eloquent expression. More than one of his former students has said that while his class lectures were unforgettable, it was worth coming to class just to hear his opening prayer.” Rabbi Allan Schranz of Sutton Place Synagogue in New York City said of Smedes, "Lew knew what it meant to be a friend. His deep caring matched his soaring intellect. His thoughtful devoutness was authentic because it was the bloom of his mind and soul.” Original Date" September 8, 1997.