Theology: You’re Included Catalog of All Interviews


GCI’s video program You’re Included features half hour long interviews with theologians on various aspects of Trinitarian theology. The catalog below links to more than 120 of those interviews, conducted with more than 30 theologians. For a transcript of each interview, click on “program transcript” on the individual video page, or click here and here for PDF documents with transcripts of multiple interviews. If you’d like to donate to support this ministry, click here.

Interviewee  Interview topic
Ray Anderson 1 Starting Theology With Jesus. The importance of having our theological viewpoint based on God’s revelation of himself in Jesus Christ.
Ray Anderson 2 God and the Prodigal Son. Relating our lives to God’s reality, what God has become in becoming human, adoption, the parable of the prodigal, our necessary connection with Christ, and the emergent church.
Jeremy Begbie 1 Music and Theology. Dr. Begbie shares his thoughts on the unique powers of music and how they enrich our understanding of theology.
Jeremy Begbie 2 Journey in Music and Theology. Dr. Begbie discusses the beginnings of his passion for music and theology and explores various historical approaches to music.
Douglas Campbell 1 Our Participation With Christ. Our participation with Christ and with each other in communion with God.
Douglas Campbell 2 Sin and Its Seriousness. The gospel informs our understanding of sin and ethics in a way that challenges the model of a conditional or contractual grace.
Douglas Campbell 3 In Christ – Conversion and Calling. How did Paul bring the gospel and purpose to the mission field?
Douglas Campbell 4 Understanding the Book of Romans. We need a new approach to Paul’s letter to the Romans. Due to a camera malfunction, we do not have video of this interview.
Elmer Colyer 1 How Theology Is Relevant to the Church. The weaknesses of the concordance method of theology, that the Bible is not an end in itself, and Trinitarian theology.
Elmer Colyer 2 Our Faith Is Weak, But He Is Strong. The theology of Thomas Torrance, the vicarious humanity of Christ, and “the logic of grace.”
Elmer Colyer 3 Predestination and God’s Power Over Evil. Some people assume that God is the best of our own ideals; others accept him the way he has revealed himself.
Elmer Colyer 4 Seeing God’s Presence in Everyday Life. The practical theology of Thomas F. Torrance.
Elmer Colyer 5 Hell: The Love and Wrath of God. How are hell and God’s wrath related to God’s love?
Elmer Colyer 6 Dealing With Sin Among Christians. What is the relationship between judgment and grace?
Elmer Colyer 7 Relying on Christ for Repentance. Why don’t we repent well on our own?
Elmer Colyer 8 True Church Renewal. Why church renewal programs don’t work and how gospel-centered congregations need to take the lead.
Elmer Colyer 9 Theology and the Bible. The church has wrestled with how theology has shaped our interpretations of the Bible.
Gerrit Scott Dawson 1 Jesus Is Still a Human. The importance of Jesus being human even after his ascension.
Gerrit Scott Dawson 2 Challenges for the Church Today. The challenges facing the church today, and the Christian’s role in evangelism.
Gerrit Scott Dawson 3 The Eternal Incarnation. The significance of the fact that Jesus Christ is still human, that the incarnation continues into eternity.
Gerrit Scott Dawson 4 Jesus Is Always Ahead of Us. God knows us utterly, loves us passionately and transforms us continually. Before we turn towards him, he has turned towards us.
Cathy Deddo Theology in the Everyday
Gary Deddo 1 Who Is God? Why does God tell people what to do?
Gary Deddo 2 God’s Plan to Share His Love. God’s plan to share his love throughout the universe.
Gary Deddo 3 Those Who Never Heard the Gospel. What happens to people who don’t seem to have a chance to hear the gospel?
Gary Deddo 4 Karl Barth and His Theology. Theologian Karl Barth is important because he pointed to the gospel, and God as he revealed himself in Scripture.
Gary Deddo 5 Is It Hard to Be Saved? Why did Jesus say that it was difficult for people to be saved?
Gary Deddo 6 What Is Repentance? “Who is God?” and the real meaning of repentance.
Gary Deddo 7 Participation in Christ. What does it mean to say that we “participate” with God?
Gary Deddo 8 What Is Jesus Doing in Our Sanctification? And what about evangelism?
Gordon Fee 1 The book of Revelation, and basic principles of understanding Scripture.
Gordon Fee 2 How should we read the Bible?
Gordon Fee 3 Like Father, Like Son. Dr. Fee talks about the renewed image of the Father through his likeness shared in Christ the Son.
David Fergusson Faith and Its Critics. Professor Fergusson talks about his publication Faith and Its Critics: A Conversation, and his thoughts on New Atheism’s critical views of religion.
Myk Habets 1 Jesus the Anointed Son. Transcript only.
Myk Habets 2 Jesus and the Spirit. Transcript only.
Myk Habets 3 The Creeds and the Trinity. Transcript only.
Myk Habets 4 Theosis: Participation in the Divine Nature. Transcript only.
Trevor Hart 1 God the Father, Reflected in Jesus Christ. There is encouragement and assurance in knowing that God’s eternal purpose is to be God in Jesus Christ for us.
Trevor Hart 2 Art and Imagination in the Church. There is a place for the various arts and for imagination in the church.
Trevor Hart 3 Zooming in on Salvation. God’s heart beats with love for everyone he’s made, so he calls them into fellowship with himself. This is good news for everyone.
George Hunsinger 1 What Christ Did Was Effective for All. The election that really counts: We are elected or chosen in Jesus Christ, the Chosen One.
George Hunsinger 2 Our Lives Are Hidden in Christ. Colossians 3:3 has been called a decisive verse for the New Testament. Our lives in Christ are real, and yet can’t always be seen.
George Hunsinger 3 Focus on Christ. It’s important to keep our focus on Christ and the relational nature of the eucharist; it can serve to break down denominational barriers.
George Hunsinger 4 The Eucharist and Ecumenism. Dr. Hunsinger examines the theology of the Eucharist across different Christian heritages.
Michael Jinkins Invitation to Theology. Michael Jinkins reflects on his time in seminary and discusses his book Invitation to Theology.
Christian Kettler 1 The Importance of Jesus’ Humanity. How theology affects the average person, the importance of Jesus’ humanity, and how we share in the faith of Christ.
Christian Kettler 2 The Actuality of Salvation. People like to talk about the potential of salvation, but the Bible refers to the actuality of salvation.
Christian Kettler 3 The Ministry of Ray Anderson. The ministry and theology of the late Ray Anderson.
Christian Kettler 4 The Three-Fold Word of God. The Word of God is threefold: Jesus Christ is the living Word, the Bible is the written word, and preaching is the spoken word.
C. Baxter Kruger and Steve Horn Audio only interviews: Part 1: Jesus and the Old Testament Saints
Part 2: How Do We Get Enough Faith?
Part 3: Perichoresis: Sharing in God’s Life
C. Baxter Kruger 1 Seeing the Truth About Jesus and Us. Jesus is the center of all things.
C. Baxter Kruger 2 Jesus Has United Himself to Us. The starting place of the gospel is that we are already included, and it is our choice whether to live in that relationship.
C. Baxter Kruger 3 The Theology of Paul Young’s Book The Shack. William Young’s book The Shack illustrates the triune God’s love for all humanity.
C. Baxter Kruger 4 Who Are We in Jesus Christ? The Western world thinks that Jesus came to save us from the harsh God. But the Father is actually just like Jesus.
C. Baxter Kruger 5 Where Is God in the Darkness? Dr. Kruger discusses the goodness of God and our moments of darkness.
Alister McGrath Apologetics and Theology Dr. McGrath discusses his journey into the study of science and theology, his discovery of C. S. Lewis, and other issues.
John McKenna 1 No Separation Between God and Humanity. The difference our view of non-Christians makes in our relationship with them.
John McKenna 2 God Gives Us Freedom. The freedom we have because God loves us and is not angry with us.
John McKenna 3 God Chooses to Be With Us. The freedom we have in God, and that God will not be who he is without us.
John McKenna 4 The Little Credo of the Great I-AM. The Little Credo of the Great I AM in Exodus 34:6 and the continuity of grace in Old and New Testaments.
John McKenna 5 The Vicarious Humanity of Christ. The importance of the vicarious humanity of Christ.
Jeff McSwain 1 Helping Youth Experience Christ. How to help young people experience the loving embrace of Jesus Christ.
Jeff McSwain 2 Does Jesus Appease God’s Anger? Some people think that the Father is angry, and Christ is appeasing his anger. But the truth is quite different.
Jeff McSwain 3 Calvinism, Arminianism, and Karl Barth. The difference between Calvinism and Arminianism, and the Reformed view of Karl Barth.
Jeff McSwain 4 Are We Sinners, or Saints? If we are new creations, why do we still have old habits? Jeff McSwain talks about sanctification.
Jeff McSwain 5 Reading the Bible With Jesus as the Guide. We all bring our own viewpoint to Scripture, so it’s important for us to read the Bible through a Christ-centered lens.
Jeff McSwain 6 Everyone Belongs, Whether They Know It or Not. Jeff McSwain describes the goal of Reality Ministries – to help adolescents understand that they belong.
Steve McVey 1 The Grace Walk. Christians live by trusting in the grace of Christ.
Steve McVey 2 We Will Never Overestimate God’s Grace. Dr. Steve McVey shares the theological insights he has gained over the years.
Steve McVey 3 The Father Gets a Bad Rap. It’s important to understand the cross, and how it affects our view of the whole being of God, Father, Son and Spirit.
Steve McVey 4 What Is God’s Wrath? The frequently misunderstood topic of God’s wrath, and its relationship with God’s love.
Steve McVey 5 The Grace Walk Revisited. Steve McVey discusses the themes found in his book, Grace Walk.
Paul Louis Metzger 1 Relationships and Evangelism. Relationships are important in the way we share the gospel.
Paul Louis Metzger 2 The Church Should Include All Peoples. Dr. Metzger talks with Dr. Feazell about the need for the church to include all peoples.
Paul Louis Metzger 3 Christians Engaging Contemporary Culture. Converted Christians will be led by the Holy Spirit to care for others, reflecting the communion within the Triune God.
Paul Louis Metzger 4 Consumer Christians, and God’s Love.  Dr. Metzger talks about participation in the triune life of God.
Paul Molnar 1 Keeping Christ at the Center. The importance of keeping Christ at the center of our thoughts about God.
Paul Molnar 2 God Chose to Enter Our Humanity. Salvation is us as humans being drawn into Christ’s relationship with God the Father.
Paul Molnar 3 God’s Will and Our Decisions. God’s will gets complicated when it intersects with our choices.
Paul Molnar 4 The Giver and the Gift. When we try to separate the gift from the giver, grace separated from God, we make salvation about ourselves.
Roger Newell 1 Mary’s Response to the Angel’s Message. Mary’s response to Gabriel’s announcement that she would give birth to the Son of God is exemplary.
Roger Newell 2 Insights of C.S. Lewis. The theological insights in C.S. Lewis’ fiction.
Roger Newell 3 Theology and Nazi History. The relationship between theology and German history in the 20th century.
Cherith_Fee_Nordling_1 What Does It Mean to Be Human? The humanity of Jesus Christ, and what it means to be human.
Cherith Fee Nordling 2 What Will the Resurrected Body Be Like? The nature of the resurrected body and the significance of Jesus becoming fully human.
Cherith Fee Nordling 3 Image Bearers for God. What Jesus’ humanity means for us: Jesus is truly human, and that shows us what it means for us to be truly human.
Cherith Fee Nordling 4 What Jesus’ Humanity Means for Us. From the beginning God has wanted his people to bear his image.
Robin Parry 1 A Trinitarian Perspective in Worship. The importance of having a trinitarian perspective in our worship.
Robin Parry 2 Lament and the Role of Israel in Salvation History. Dr. Parry discusses the importance of “lament” and the role of Israel in salvation history.
Andrew Purves 1 What on Earth Is Jesus Doing? The primary pastoral question: What is Jesus up to that I can bear witness to?
Andrew Purves 2 Theology for Pastoral Work. A pastor should connect the story of God with the context of individual people, so the pastor needs to be tightly connected to God and the people.
Andrew Purves 3 We Are Not Generic. Dr. Purves recounts valuable learning experiences he has had in ministry and stories of people who have had an impact on his life.
Andrew Purves 4 Let the Lord Be the Lord. Ministers are not messiahs — their role is to join the Messiah in the work he is already doing.
Andrew Root 1 Relationships in Youth Ministry. The importance of building relationships in youth ministry.
Andrew Root 2 Real Relationships in Youth Ministry. The difference between influence and place-sharing in youth ministry.
Andrew Root 4 God Turns Death Into Life. We do not need to be afraid of doubt. When we fear that “God is not here,” that is when God is likely to be found.
Andrew Root 5 Entering Into the Full Humanity of Adolescents. Relational youth ministry arises out of place sharing rather than patterns of influence.
Fred Sanders 1 How the Trinity Changes Everything. Dr. Sanders discusses his book The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything.
Fred Sanders 2 Adoption and Prayer in the Trinity. Dr. Sanders discusses the nature of our inclusion and prayer life within the Trinity.
Stephen Seamands 1 From “What” to “So What?” What are the practical implications of doctrines? They inform us and give us a framework.
Stephen Seamands 2 Ministry in the Image of God. Dr. Steven Seamands explores how we were created in the Trinitarian image of God.
Stephen Seamands 3 Wounds That Heal Dr. Seamands explores how we allow Jesus to help us in the process of healing and truly forgiving and forgetting, even redeeming our hurt.
Daniel Thimell 1 John McLeod Campbell and Grace. People had no joy in their Christianity, because they had not understood how effective the work of Christ was.
Daniel Thimell 2 Christ Atoned for Everyone. Jesus Christ won a completed salvation for each of us.
Daniel Thimell 3 Christ’s Completed Work. Christianity is not primarily about right behavior, but about relying on Christ’s completed work.
Daniel Thimell 4 The Trinity, United With Humanity. The Trinity is the foundation for the doctrine of God’s love and the knowledge of God. We are called to participate in his life.
Alan Torrance 1 Grace Leads to Godly Living. What the Incarnation means to us and how grace leads us to godly living.
Alan Torrance 2 God’s Wrath, Hell, and the Role of Science. The wrath of God and hell come about because of God’s love. Good science indicates God’s existence.
Alan Torrance 3 Being in Christ. How should the work of Christ affect our lives and relationships?
David Torrance 1 The Grace of the Finished Work of Christ. God pours out his love, granting us grace by the finished work of Christ, and our thankful response to that.
David Torrance 2 Not I, But Christ. To receive Christ means that we share in his death and his resurrection — death to our old life of sin.
David Torrance 3 Not My Will, But Yours. Rev. Torrance recounts how God led him into ministry.
David Torrance 4 The Importance of Prayer in Pastoral Work. Rev. Torrance shares some of the lessons he has learned about parish ministry.
David Torrance 5 Already Forgiven. How should we approach our sin, personally and in the pulpit?
Robert Walker 1 Christ Has Faith for Us. Who Christ is for us, and he has faith for us.
Robert Walker 2 Why the Incarnation Is Good News. The Father was in Jesus Christ, as God become human, who took our humanity into God and gave us a new humanity.
Robert Walker 3 The Implications of Jesus’ Resurrection. Jesus’ resurrection frees us from death and sin, and it is the beginning of the reconstitution of everything in Christ.
N.T. Wright How God Became King. N.T. Wright talks about themes in his book, How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels. Part 1  Part 2
William P. Young 1 How The Shack Was Written. The nature of relationship is embedded in the Trinitarian character and nature of God.
William P. Young 2 Is God a Christianized Zeus? The popular view of God is a Christianized Zeus, as opposed to the loving Father portrayed by the “prodigal’s father.”
William P. Young 3 Did an Angry God Force His Son to Die? Many people experience a “disconnect” in trying to trust the “angry” God who requires his Son’s death.
Paul Young and
C. Baxter Kruger
Discovering The Shack. Author Paul Young and theologian C. Baxter Kruger discuss The Shack, religion, and a new understanding of relationship with God.
Paul Young and
C. Baxter Kruger
New Relationship With God. Young and Kruger continue discussing religion and the hope for a new understanding of relationship with God.
Paul Young and
C. Baxter Kruger
The Shack Revisited. Young and Kruger talk about Dr. Kruger’s book, The Shack Revisited, which examines the theology embedded in Young’s book.
Paul Young and
C. Baxter Kruger
The Trinity and Evangelism. Young and Kruger discuss the impact of the Trinity on evangelism, and our participation in the message of Jesus.
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