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Profiles in Goodwill: Tony Peck

Tony Peck is general secretary of the European Baptist Federation.
Tony’s articles that have appeared on EthicsDaily.com are available here, and his video interviews are available here, here, here and here.

1. Where did you grow up?

Glasgow, Scotland.

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

Job 42:5.

There is no “answer,” which would satisfy the mind to the problem of suffering in the Book of Job, but instead in the end comes a new and more profound experience of God who is there throughout it all – and this has been my experience, too.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“The Third Man.”

I love the story, the brooding dark atmosphere of postwar Vienna – and the zither music.

4. Who are three of the people you admire?

R.S. Thomas (Welsh religious poet), Arvo Part (Estonian composer) and Paul Fiddes (English Baptist theologian).

5. What is one little known fact about yourself?

I conduct a small “a cappella choir” called Cantanti, which gives three or four concerts a year.