Welcome! My name is Stuart Smith. I’m an information security professional, a computer geek, U.S. Army Veteran, and most importantly a Christian “case maker.” I’m married to my beautiful wife, Joyce, and we have one daughter who lives at home (and another daughter and three sons who don’t).
When I was 17, I became a follower of Jesus of Nazareth. I was a nominal Christian at best, and in my late 20’s was challenged (by an atheist) about what I believed and why I believed it. I discovered I really had no reasons to defend what I believed and why I believed it. This led me to the world of Christian apologetics.
If you’re a follower of Christ, I hope you’ll find this blog site informative and encouraging. I have a passion for Christian apologetics, and it is my desire to help my fellow Christians strengthen their faith. I’m an accomplished public speaker and presenter in the field of technology and information security, and I’m also using my talents in the area of apologetics.
Christianity is true, which is why I am a Christian. If you’re a skeptic, non-Christian, or even an atheist, I hope to give you something to think about—I want to put a stone in your shoe, so to speak. Feedback and dialog is always welcome.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems, a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies, and a second Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity all through Liberty University(Go Flames!). Additionally, I hold several professional information security certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
I served in the U.S. Army from 1989 – 2001, and was stationed in Germany, Korea, and several bases around the United States. I served a combat tour in the Middle East during the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War in a combat engineer battalion with the First Infantry Division (the famed Big Red One). I spent my last few years in the Army stationed at the Pentagon, and I’ve traveled extensively both with the military and as a civilian. The current count is 19 countries. You can see a map here.