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Profiles In Goodwill: Stephen Holmes

Stephen Holmes is a Baptist minister and senior lecturer in theology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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

1. Where did you grow up?

I was born in Derbyshire, England, and finished my schooling on the south coast of England in Dover.

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

Revelation 21:1-7.

There are other verses that have spoken more powerfully into my life, but for a favorite this wonderful promise of all things being put right when Jesus returns is something I come back to again and again in preaching and in personal reading

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

I don’t watch many movies these days, but “The Matrix” was very clever and well-shot.

4. Who are three people you admire?

Colin Gunton (my doctoral adviser who made orthodox theology credible again in English universities), Natalie Collins (a domestic violence survivor who works to stop domestic violence and empower women), and a young woman I met several years ago who was risking her life to preach the gospel.

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

My first degree was in theoretical physics.