Mike Smith is the senior pastor of Central Baptist Church Fountain City in Knoxville, Tennessee, and an interviewee in EthicsDaily.com’s documentary, “Good Will for the Common Good: Nurturing Baptists’ Relationships with Jews.”

Mike’s articles that have appeared on EthicsDaily.com are available here, and information about “Goodwill for the Common Good” is available here.

1. Where did you grow up?

Gladeville, Tennessee.

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

Romans 8:38-39.

The verses capture the heart of my experience in Christ.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

The movies (and even more the books) capture the interrelationship of will, power, law and grace and frames it as a story that sticks with us.

4. Who are three people you admire?

E. Glenn Hinson, Abraham Lincoln and Richard Rohr.

5. What is one little known fact about yourself?

I love watching classic and contemporary animated films.

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