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Douglas Campbell: Our Participation With Christ

Dr. Douglas Campbell

Douglas Campbell: Our Participation With Christ

This interview gets to the heart and core of Paul's gospel. It includes our Reality with a capital "R" plus our participation with Christ and with each other in communion with God.

(30.0 minutes)
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Douglas Campbell

Dr. Douglas Campbell is Associate Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is the author of The Quest for Paul's Gospel and The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul. For a PDF of all four interviews, click here.

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Paul’s gospel focuses on “participation.” We have nothing to offer God, but in Christ, God gives us everything. His gifts enable us to participate with Christ through the Holy Spirit in Christ’s own communion with the Father, and therefore with fellow human beings.

Discussion

1. In what ways has the “the end” already come to us through Christ’s resurrection?

2. What is the “New Reality” that Dr. Campbell spoke of?

3. How has Christ taken our sin, depression, dislocation and death onto himself?

4. What does it mean to be “resurrected with Christ”?

5. How has God “come the whole way to you”?

6. How have you participated with Christ by “entering into his suffering”?

7. How do we participate in Christ with God and one another and the world?

8. How does humanity share in the eternal communion of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit?

9. What is the “essential reality” of our relationship with God and with one another?

10. What are some implications of the gospel’s emphasis on relationships being made right in Christ, as opposed the common idea of us trying to find righteousness through keeping the law?

11. What lessons can we learn about suffering and sharing from Paul and Onesimus from the book of Philemon?

12. What scriptural references during the interview had the most impact on you?

13. What, for you, was the most meaningful part of Dr. Campbell’s interview?

Introduction: Welcome to this unique interview series devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian theology. Our guest today is Douglas Campbell, Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School. Dr. Campbell is author of The Deliverance of God and The Quest for Paul’s Gospel.

J. Michael Feazell: Thanks for being with us.

Douglas Campbell: You’re welcome.

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Paul Molnar: Keeping Christ at the Center

Paul Molnar

Paul Molnar: Keeping Christ at the Center

Professor Paul Molnar talks with Mike Feazell about the importance of keeping Christ at the center of our thoughts about God.

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Paul Molnar

Paul Molnar is a professor of systematic theology at St. John's University in New York and a former president of the Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship. For a PDF of all interviews with him, click here. He has written the following books, including:
__Thomas F. Torrance: Theologian of the Trinity
__Incarnation and Resurrection: Toward a Contemporary Understanding

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Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

Suggested topics:

1. Why is the bodily resurrection essential for salvation?

2. How do ideas that diminish Jesus’ full humanity work to subvert the gospel message?

3. How does Jesus’ full humanity and bodily resurrection relate to our daily lives?

4. Why should we believe in Jesus if there are no grounds to verify who he is outside of himself?

5. How do you explain the distinction between “believers” and “nonbelievers”?

6. Why would Jesus need to die for the “good” parts of us?

7. What are your thoughts on “created freedom”?

8. How do you distinguish “universal reconciliation” from “universal salvation”?

A few simple guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

Introduction: Welcome to this unique interview series devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian theology. Our guest today is Dr. Paul Molnar.

J. Michael Feazell: Paul Molnar is a Catholic theologian and Professor of Systematic Theology at St. John’s University in New York. He is author of

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Robin Parry: A Trinitarian Perspective in Worship

Dr. Robin Parry

Robin Parry: A Trinitarian Perspective in Worship

In this interview in Scotland, Dr. Robin Parry discusses the importance of having a trinitarian perspective in our worship.

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Robin Parry

Dr. Robin Parry is Theological Books editor for Wipf and Stock Publishers. For a PDF of all three interviews with Dr. Parry, click here. He is author of 
__Worshipping Trinity: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship,
__Old Testament Story and Christian Ethics, 
and 

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See also our articles on worship, and on another website, our trinitarian worship blog.

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Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

Suggested topics:

1. Why should we include the Father and the Holy Spirit in our worship?

2. How does Trinitarian worship enrich our relationship with God?

3. Why is a proper Christ-centered focus Trinitarian?

4. How has God completed his work of salvation in the person of Jesus Christ?

5. How does our response to God come from God himself?

6. Have your prayerful laments ever been “transformed from despair to hope”?

7. What are your thoughts on how God relates to the “unbelieving” world?

8. How does “restored glory” stimulate us toward joyful and thankful worship?

A few simple guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

Introduction: This edition of You’re Included comes to you from the city of St. Andrews, Scotland. The University of St. Andrews, founded in 1413, is the oldest university in Scotland and one of the oldest in the English-speaking world. In its 600-year history, the university has established a reputation as one of Europe’s leading centers for teaching and research. St. Mary’s College, the university’s divinity school, was founded in 1539. The school is still housed in its original 16th-century buildings. Join us now in St. Mary’s College Hall as J.

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George Hunsinger: What Christ Did Was Effective for All

George Hunsinger

George Hunsinger: What Christ Did Was Effective for All

The election that really counts: We are elected or chosen in Jesus Christ, the Chosen One. Mike Feazell interviews Dr. George Hunsinger, of Princeton Theological Seminary.

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George Hunsinger

George Hunsinger is a Presbyterian minister and professor of systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. For a PDF with all four of his interviews, click here. His published works include
___The Eucharist and Ecumenism: Let Us Keep the Feast (Cambridge, 2008)

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Small group discussion guide

Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

Suggested topics:

1. How would you describe the “objective” and “subjective” sides of salvation?

2. What are your thoughts on “bottom up” and “top down” views of the New Testament?

3. How are people “awakened” to the reality of their salvation and acceptance in Christ?

4. What makes the “all” scriptural passages more clear than say, the parables?

5. What makes Christ’s vicarious humanity for all illogical to our way of thinking?

6. How has the “penitential” tradition affected your spiritual journey?

7. How can we be sinful and justified at the same time?

8. How have you found “more grace in God than in humans” to be true in your own life?

A few simple guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

J. Michael Feazell: Our guest today is George Hunsinger, Princeton Theological Seminary’s Hazel Thompson McCord Professor of Systematic Theology. Dr. Hunsinger is an ordained Presbyterian minister and a major contributor to the new Presbyterian Catechism. He is author of several books, including Disruptive Grace: Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth, How to Read Karl Barth: The Shape of His Theology, and The Eucharist and Ecumenism.

Thanks for being with us today.

George Hunsinger: I’m very glad to be here. Thank you.

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Chris Kettler: The Three-Fold Word of God

Chris Kettler

Chris Kettler: The Three-Fold Word of God

The Word of God is threefold: Jesus is the living Word, Scripture is the written word, and preaching is the spoken word. Dr. Kettler discusses the importance of preaching from the written word about the living Word.

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Chris Kettler

Dr. Christian Kettler is professor of religion at Friends University in Kansas. He received his PhD in 1986 from Fuller Theological Seminary, working with the late Dr. Ray Anderson. He is the author of: 
The God Who Believes: Faith, Doubt, and the Vicarious Humanity of Christ,
Incarnational Ministry: The Presence of Christ in Church, Society, and Family: Essays in Honor of Ray S. Anderson
The Vicarious Humanity of Christ and the Reality of Salvation
The God Who Rejoices: Joy, Despair, and the Vicarious Humanity of Christ

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J. Michael Feazell: Thanks for joining us on another edition of You’re Included, the unique interview series devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian theology. Our guest today is Chris Kettler, professor of theology and director of the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry Program at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Kettler is author of The God Who Rejoices: Joy, Despair, and the Vicarious Humanity of Christ. Thanks for being here.

Chris Kettler: Thank you.

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Trevor Hart: God the Father, Reflected in Jesus Christ

Trevor Hart

Trevor Hart: God the Father, Reflected in Jesus Christ

There is positive encouragement and assurance in knowing that God's eternal purpose is to be God in Jesus Christ for us -- that God the Father is fully reflected in the face of Jesus. Mike Feazell interviews Dr. Trevor Hart in St. Andrews, Scotland.

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Trevor Hart

Trevor Hart received his PhD from the University of Aberdeen in 1989. He is Professor of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews in Edinburgh, Scotland. For a PDF of all three of our interviews with him, click here. Among his books are: 
__Faith Thinking: The Dynamics of Christian Theology (SPCK/IVP, 1995)
__Regarding Karl Barth: Toward a Reading of His Theology (Paternoster, 1999/IVP, 2000)

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Small group discussion guide

Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

Suggested topics:

1. What are some “practical concerns” of theology for the Christian life and living?

2. How can reading good theology enhance our spiritual lives?

3. In what ways can religion leave one feeling inadequate before God?

4. How does theology reveal God’s love for humanity and our acceptance in Jesus Christ?

5. How does “shifting the spiritual burden from us to Christ” affect your view of God?

6. Why is our “true identity” realized in a relationship with Jesus Christ?

7. How can Jesus be obedient and repent for us?

8. How do you understand our “election” in Christ?

A few simple guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

Trevor Hart: Jesus Christ is God for Us

Small group discussion guide

 

Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

 

Suggested topics:

 

1. What are some “practical concerns” of theology for the Christian life and living? 

 

2. How can reading good theology enhance our spiritual lives? 

 

3. In what ways can religion leave one feeling inadequate before God?

 

4. How does t

Trevor Hart: Jesus Christ is God for Us

Small group discussion guide

 

Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

 

Suggested topics:

 

1. What are some “practical concerns” of theology for the Christian life and living?

 

2. How can reading good theology enhance our spiritual lives?

 

3. In what ways can religion leave one feeling inadequate before God?

 

4. How does theology reveal God’s love for humanity and our acceptance in Jesus Christ?

 

5. How does “shifting the spiritual burden from us to Christ” affect your view of God?

 

6. Why is our “true identity” realized in a relationship with Jesus Christ?

 

7. How can Jesus be obedient and repent for us?

 

8. How do you understand our “election” in Christ?

 

 

A few simple guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

heology reveal God’s love for humanity and our acceptance in Jesus Christ? 

 

5. How does “shifting the spiritual burden from us to Christ” affect your view of God? 

 

6. Why is our “true identity” realized in a relationship with Jesus Christ?

 

7. How can Jesus be obedient and repent for us?

 

8. How do you understand our “election” in Christ?

 

 

A few simple guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction: St. Andrews, Scotland, is well known as the birthplace of golf some 600 years ago. Here also stand the 850-year-old ruins of the Cathedral of St. Andrew, three of whose 100-feet-high towers rise majestically over the east end of the city. Nearby, the esteemed University of St. Andrews, founded in 1413, is the home of St. Mary’s College, the university’s renowned divinity school, which still uses its 16th-century buildings.

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Gerrit Scott Dawson: Jesus Is Always Ahead of Us

Gerrit Scott Dawson

Gerrit Scott Dawson: Jesus Is Always Ahead of Us

The real God is a God who knows us utterly, loves us passionately and transforms us continually. Even before I turned towards Jesus, he had turned towards me. Before I confessed my sins, he atoned for them, and before I grasped ahold of him in faith, he grasped ahold of me in his faithful love.

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Gerrit Scott Dawson

Gerrit Scott Dawson received his D.Min. degree in 2002 from Reformed Theological Seminary. He is currently pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is the author of:
An Introduction to Torrance Theology: Discovering the Incarnate Saviour
Jesus Ascended: The Meaning of Christ's Continuing Incarnation
Writing on the Heart: Inviting Scripture to Shape Daily Life
Called By A New Name: Becoming What God Has Promised
Given and Sent in One Love: The True Church of Jesus Christ
Discovering Jesus: Awakening To God

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J. Michael Feazell: Welcome to another edition of You’re Included, the unique interview series devoted to practical implications of a Christ-centered Trinitarian theology in today’s complex world. Our guest is Gerrit Scott Dawson, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and author of several articles and books, including Introduction to Torrance Theology, Jesus Ascended: The Meaning of Christ’s Continuing Incarnation, and Discovering Jesus, Awakening to God. Thanks for being with us.

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Daniel Thimell: Christ Atoned for Everyone

Daniel Thimell

Daniel Thimell: Christ Atoned for Everyone

Dr. Daniel Thimell discusses that Jesus Christ won a completed salvation for each of us.

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Daniel Thimell

Daniel Thimell received his doctorate from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He is associate professor of theological-historical studies at Oral Roberts University. He is the author of God, Grace, and the Gospel, and co-editor of Christ in Our Place: The Humanity of God in Christ for the Reconciliation of the World. For an edited transcript of all four of his interviews with us, click here.

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In his first interview, Dr. Thimell noted that a Scottish pastor named John McLeod Campbell found that members of the church had no joy in their Christianity. Why? Because they had not understood how effective the work of Christ was.

J. Michael Feazell: You’re particularly interested in the theology of John Calvin as well as the theology of Karl Barth. Could you, in a nutshell (even though that’s quite a tall order), give us a little comparison between the two?

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Robert Walker: Christ Has Faith for Us

Robert Walker

Robert Walker: Christ Has Faith for Us

In this interview, in Scotland, Robert Walker highlights who Christ is for us. He is the editor of two of Thomas Torrance's books: Incarnation and Atonement.

(28.4 minutes)
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Robert T. Walker

Robert T. Walker is nephew of the late Thomas F. Torrance. Walker edited Torrance's lecture notes into two books describing Torrance's teachings about the person and work of Jesus Christ. The first is Incarnation: The Person and Life of Christ (InterVarsity, 2008); the second is Atonement: The Person and Work of Christ (InterVarsity, 2009). For a PDF of all three interviews, click here.

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Introduction: You’re Included traveled to Scotland’s esteemed University of St. Andrews for a special Thomas F. Torrance conference marking the launch of the book Atonement: The Person and Work of Christ. This is the second of two volumes consisting of Torrance’s lectures on Christology at New College in Edinburgh, Scotland from 1952 to 1978. Edited by retired theology lecturer Robert T.

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Alan Torrance: Grace Leads to Godly Living

Alan Torrance

Alan Torrance: Grace Leads to Godly Living

Dr. Torrance talks with Mike Feazell about what the Incarnation means to us and how grace leads us to godly living.

(31.3 minutes)
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Alan Torrance

Alan J. Torrance is professor of systematic theology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. His work includes Persons in Communion: Trinitarian Description and Human Participation and The Theological Grounds for Advocating Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Sociopolitical Realm. He earned his doctorate at theology at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg in Germany.

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Introduction: Welcome to a special edition of You’re Included, recorded in the ancient Scottish city of St. Andrews. St. Andrews is the home of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland’s oldest university, founded in 1413. St. Andrews enjoys a reputation as one of the finest institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom. It is the home of St. Mary’s College, the university’s renowned divinity school. In St.

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