Taylor Sandlin is pastor of Southland Baptist Church in San Angelo, Texas.

Taylor’s articles that have appeared on EthicsDaily.com are available here.

1. Where did you grow up?

Texarkana, Texas.

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

Luke 15:11-32 – the story of the prodigal sons.

I love the message of grace and the cliffhanger of an ending – will the older brother come in and enjoy the party or not?

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

It’s one of the few movies in which the short guy saves the day.

4. Who are three people you admire?

Martin Luther King Jr., Eugene Peterson and N.T. Wright.

5. What is one little known fact about yourself?

The famous Baptist preacher, Frank Pollard, and I both drew our first ministry related paychecks from the same place. We both served as the janitor of the Baptist Student Union at Texas A&M University.

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