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Profiles in Goodwill: Noel Erskine

Noel Erskine is professor of theology and ethics at Emory University in Atlanta.
Noel’s articles that have appeared on EthicsDaily.com are available here, and his interview at the 2013 BWA annual gathering is available here.

1. Where did you grow up?

Jamaica.

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

Psalm 31:15a: “My times are in thy hand”

It is of first importance to me that “my times” are in God’s hands, and it is an amazing truth that we have the protection and providence of the divine trinity.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“The Sound of Music.”

I grew up with this movie and would always watch it with my children.

4. Who are three of the people you admire?

Colin Powell, Bill Cosby and Jimmy Carter.

5. What is one little known fact about yourself?

A little known fact about me is that I wrote a book on “Rastafari Religion,” titled “From Garvey to Marley: Rastafari Theology.”