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Profiles in Goodwill: Michael Ruffin

Michael Ruffin is curriculum editor with Smyth & Helwys Publishing in Macon, Georgia.

1. Where did you grow up?

Barnesville, Georgia, which is about halfway between Atlanta and Macon on Highway 41.

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

Philippians 2:4-11.

When I think about what it really means to be a Christian, I always return to those words.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension.”

Buckaroo is a charismatic and cool scientist, adventurer, and rock ‘n’ roll musician – everything I am in my dream world.

4. Who are three people you admire?

John Prine (a legendary singer-songwriter), Paul Bae (podcast producer and writer) and Cyndi McDonald (pastor of First United Methodist Church in Barnesville).

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

I post an original poem once a week. To read them, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.