@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG #BookOfJeremiah by @cassady2euca & @ThePilgrimPress address propaganda in @BarackObama campaign. Now we need her to counter current toxic narratives! Rev. Dr. Susan K. Williams Smith joins Thurs., 8 pm ET, 1/20, “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny.”
Allan Boesak writes Dr. Williams Smiths’ Book of Jeremiah: The Life and Ministry of Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., counters the propaganda against the subject with “honesty, integrity and love.”
- How might the approaches of honesty, integrity and love help Americans today respond effectively to the onslaught of misinformation, disinformation, propaganda and lies coming from the conspiracy theorists and others determined to bring democracy to its knees?
- Are there other strategies Dr. Williams Smith believes are necessary in our current toxic environment?
- How is propaganda used in The Handmaid’s Tale?
- Considering attacks on Critical Race Theory, for example, and the mere teaching of accurate history, does Dr. Williams Smith believe Americans are effectively countering the narratives playing out in schoolboard meetings across the land?
Let’s apply the pastor’s insight, gleaned during the highly politicized days of Barack Obama’s ascendancy to the presidency, to the current political climate. Let’s not fall for the hype…again!
“Under his eye.”
WATCH Rev. Dr. Susan K. Williams Smith, Founder and Executive Director, Crazy Faith Ministries – LIVE – Thursday, January 20, 2022, 8 pm ET, on the TruthWorks Network YouTube channel, when she joins “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny,” in discussion on Cults, Cultures and Religions in The Handmaid’s Tale, and modern American culture.
Praise for The Book of Jeremiah:
“This book should be read and re-read by all. The hype and vile superficiality of political propaganda is now countered with honesty, integrity and love. Who can withstand that?
“Smith has done Jeremiah Wright proper justice, and has done all of us a great service. The church, and our people across the world are in her debt. Hers is a work of great intellectual depth, great faith and great passion. Our brother must feel honoured and deeply gratified. In essential ways, Smith has wrapped herself in prophetic truth and stormed the gates of hell. This book will help us all prevail.” — Allan Boesak, Desmond Tutu Chair of Peace, Global Justice and Reconciliation Studies at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis; and author of Radical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism and The Tenderness of Conscience: African Renaissance and the Spirituality of Politics
“The Life of a Prophet
“Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. will forever be linked to the historical 2008 presidential campaign of then Senator Barack Obama. Although unwillingly thrust into the spotlight, the media attention could never overshadow Wright’s prophetic teachings, nor does it define his life and ministry.
“The Book of Jeremiah: The Life and Ministry of Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. examines the man, an African American, a patriot who served his country, a scholar, a prophet, and a pastor. The relevance of his ministry reaches far beyond his pastorate at Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago. Wright’s ministry has transcended to a global stage with a message of liberation and justice.
“Susan Williams Smith provides the most comprehensive picture of the Rev. Wright. Smith, a close confidante, sheds light on his upbringing, teaching and preaching influences, and the far reaching effects of his ministry on Barack Obama and the world.
“About the Author
“Susan Williams Smith is a prolific writer living in Ohio. She earned her M.Div. from Yale Divinity School and received her D. Min from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.” — Publisher
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Williams Smith is an ordained minister, pastor, musician, writer, activist and mother of two, living in Columbus, OH, where she now serves as Founder and Executive Director of Crazy Faith Ministries. This is a non-traditional church with faith ministries providing outreach and services for homeless people; services for children of incarcerated parents; and voter education and registration, among other things. Pastor Williams Smith also leads Freedom Choir that sings songs of freedom at marches and events offering messages of social justice through music. She previously served for 22 years as pastor of Advent United Church of Christ, also in Columbus, and maintains an interest in the relationship between politics, religion, and race. A prolific writer and author of several books, Williams Smith began her career as a newspaper reporter in Baltimore. Her books include Crazy Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives (2009), and most recently, With Liberty & Justice for Some: The Bible, the Constitution, and Racism in America (2020), Dr. Williams Smith also blogs at Candid Observations and has written for the Washington Post and Huffington Post. With a Doctorate in Ministry, she maintains leadership roles in many national and community organizations and religious networks. — If America Fails: The Coming Tyranny, a TruthWorks Network Production
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READ | Book of Jeremiah: The Life and Ministry of Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. | by Susan Williams Smith | Pilgrim Press | January 2014