Marion Carson is a freelance writer and lecturer. She serves as pastoral support coordinator at Glasgow City Mission in Scotland and is adjunct faculty at the International Baptist Study Centre in Amsterdam.
- Where did you grow up?
In a small town called Newmilns in Ayrshire, Scotland, where my father’s family had lived for generations; some of my relatives still live in the area.
- What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why?
I love the story of Joseph.
It is such a psychologically astute story of human weakness, failure and success, family strife and forgiveness, whose final message is that God can use our mistakes and turn them around for good.
- What is your favorite movie? Why?
“The Fisher King.”
It is a version of the Arthurian grail story and is full of compassion for people with mental health problems.
- Who are three people you admire?
Thomas Merton, mezzo-soprano Dame Janet Baker, and people who overcome drug and alcohol addictions.
- What is one little-known fact about yourself?
I have visited Murmansk in northern Russia twice.