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Curtis W. Freeman is research professor of theology and director of the Baptist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School in North Carolina.

  • Where did you grow up?

Denton, Texas, which then was a sleepy county seat town with two small colleges.

  • What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why?

The Gospel of Mark.

It gives a short and compelling account of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • What is your favorite movie? Why?

“Chariots of Fire.”

Eric Liddell’s conviction to “run for the glory of God” inspired me to imagine how my whole life is the sacrifice I am to offer to God (Romans 12:1).

  • Who are three people you admire?

Martin Luther King Jr., James Wm. McClendon Jr. and Addie Davis.

  • What is one little-known fact about yourself?

I love to work in my yard and garden.

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