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Profiles In Goodwill: Lee Camp

Lee C. Camp is a professor of theology and ethics at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, and the host of TokensShow.com.

Lee’s articles that have appeared on EthicsDaily.com are available here, and his Skype interview is available here.

1. Where did you grow up?

Talladega, Alabama. It is correctly pronounced by natives with a short “i” in place of the “e,” like this: Tal’-uh-dig’-uh.

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

Hebrews 2, where the writer claims we are freed from slavery to the fear of death.

This, to me, says that we can be freed from slavery to any and all misplaced fears, which means a world of liberty to me.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“Romero,” if by favorite, you mean, “which movie have I watched or shown repeatedly?”

This film about Archbishop Oscar Romero, killed for speaking out against the oppression in El Salvador, is a beautiful representation of one faithful embodiment of the gospel.

4. Who are three people you admire?

Jim Camp (my father), Jarrod McKenna (a former student), and the women who are our students at the Tennessee Prison for Women, along with Richard Goode (who started our prison education program).

5. What is one little known fact about yourself?

I love sitting on my front porch, especially in the spring and autumn.