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Mitch Randall is CEO of Good Faith Media.

1. What story, verse or passage from your faith tradition’s sacred texts has significantly influenced / shaped your life?

The Abrahamic narratives (Genesis 12 and following) shaped my understanding of God’s relationship with humanity, as time and time again we witness the tension between humanity’s sin and God’s redemptive love.

2. Who are three people (other than your family) who have shaped your life and worldview? And how?

Herbert Sheffield – the son of a bootlegger and the hardest worker I ever met, my blue-collar grandfather changed the course of my family history more than any other person with his life choices.

Okemah Randall – my Muscogee Creek grandmother instilled the importance of my Native roots and culture, providing me a gift I will cherish forever.

Boo Heflin – my Old Testament professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, who was the first person to introduce me to an egalitarian view of Scripture.

3. List three of your “desert island” books, movies or TV shows.

My three desert island books would be Christianizing the Social Order by Walter Rauschenbusch, Moral Man and Immoral Society by Reinhold Niebuhr and A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

4. What is one of the most critical issues people are facing today?

White male supremacy.

5. What are a few of your hobbies?

Reading, running and watching European Soccer.

6. If you could freeze your life into an already-lived 10 seconds, what would they be?

Sitting down at the dinner table with my wife, Missy, and my two sons.

7. Our tagline at Good Faith Media is, “There’s more to tell.” What’s your “more to tell”?

My more to tell reveals a deep desire for good wine, good food and good conversation. The world would be a much better place if we could uncork a bottle, savor a meal and communicate openly and honestly with each other.

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