Michael Parnell is pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.

He reviews movies on EthicsDaily.com, which can be found here.

1. Where did you grow up?

Lumberton, North Carolina.

2. What is your favorite verse, book, story in the Bible? Why?

Isaiah 55:8.

This verse reminds me that we always stand before the mystery that is God.

3. What is one of your favorite movies?

“To Kill a Mockingbird.”

I believe Atticus Finch is the best example of the spiritual guide.

4. Who are three people you admire?

Larry Williams (my spiritual director for more than 10 years), U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) and Martin Scorsese.

5. What is a little-known fact about yourself?

I love to play spades. I started playing in seminary and still play online.

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