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Profiles in Goodwill: Azar Ajaj

Azar Ajaj is president of Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary in Israel.

Azar’s articles that have appeared on EthicsDaily.com are available here, and his interview during the 2014 Baptist World Alliance gathering in Izmir, Turkey, is available here.

1. Where did you grow up?

Nazareth, Israel.

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

Ephesians 2:10.

I like very much the fact that God has a purpose for our lives.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“Dances with Wolves.”

Identifying with a group of people to a point that you become one of them is very touching.

4. Who are three of the people you admire?

Ibtisam Ajaj (my wife), Ravi Zacharias and John Stott.

5. What is one little known fact about yourself?

I’m a people person; I love to meet people and engage with them.