About the author

Gregory L. Smith studied physiology and English at the University of Alberta, Canada, but escaped into medical school before earning his bachelor’s degree. After receiving his MD, he pursued a medical residency in family medicine in Montréal, Québec, where in his first year he won the Mervyn James Robson Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine.  During his Québec residency, he learned the medical vocabulary and all the French Canadian slang that he didn’t learn during his volunteer mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Paris, France.

He is now an old-style country doctor in rural Alberta with interests in internal medicine and psychiatry, providing prenatal-to-grave care.

A clinical preceptor for residents and medical students, he has been repeatedly honored for excellence in clinical teaching.

He enjoys writing about his faith in Jesus Christ and its intersection with present-day concerns that keep others from embracing the good news of the gospel. He is a former associate editor of the FARMS Review at BYU’s Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Studies, and currently a member of the executive board of Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon ScriptureHe’s also written extensively in the FAIR Mormon wiki, and currently acts as its managing editor.

With twelve years of classical piano training, he is a life-long audiophile and owns far too many MP3 files. He lives happily with his one indulgent wife, four children, and two cats.

Things I have written elsewhere


Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture

(A Two Part Review of Denver C. Snuffer Jr.’s Passing the Heavenly Gift)

  • “Passing Up the Heavenly Gift (Part 1 of 2) (Volume 7, 2013, pp. 181-243)
  • “Passing Up the Heavenly Gift (Part 2 of 2) (Volume 7, 2013, pp. 245-321)

FARMS Review and Mormon Studies Review