"You're Included" interviews with Trinitarian theologians

GCI's video program You're Included features half-hour interviews with theologians on various aspects of Trinitarian theology. The catalog below links to more than 60 of those interviews, which were conducted with 12 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.

Jeremy Begbie ---You're Included interviewee.

Interviewee

Interview topic

Ray Anderson


Starting Theology With Jesus. The importance of having our theological viewpoint based on God's revelation of himself in Jesus Christ.

Ray Anderson

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


Music and Theology. Dr. Begbie shares his thoughts on the unique powers of music and how they enrich our understanding of theology.

Jeremy Begbie


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


Our Participation With Christ. Our participation with Christ and with each other in communion with God.

Douglas Campbell


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

In Christ – Conversion and Calling. How did Paul bring the gospel and purpose to the mission field?

Douglas Campbell


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

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

Our Faith Is Weak, But He Is Strong. The theology of Thomas Torrance, the vicarious humanity of Christ, and "the logic of grace."

Elmer ColyerPredestination 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 ColyerSeeing God’s Presence in Everyday Life. The practical theology of Thomas F. Torrance.

Elmer Colyer

Hell: The Love and Wrath of God. How are hell and God's wrath related to God's love?

Elmer Colyer

Dealing With Sin Among Christians. What is the relationship between judgment and grace?

Elmer Colyer

Relying on Christ for Repentance. Why don't we repent well on our own?

Elmer Colyer

True Church Renewal. Why church renewal programs don't work and how gospel-centered congregations need to take the lead.

Elmer Colyer

Theology and the Bible. The church has wrestled with how theology has shaped our interpretations of the Bible.

Gerrit Scott DawsonJesus Is Still a Human. The importance of Jesus being human even after his ascension.

Gerrit Scott DawsonChallenges for the Church Today. The challenges facing the church today, and the Christian’s role in evangelism.

Gerrit Scott DawsonThe Eternal Incarnation. The significance of the fact that Jesus Christ is still human, that the incarnation continues into eternity.

Gerrit Scott Dawson


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 DeddoTheology in the Everyday
Gary DeddoWho Is God? Why does God tell people what to do?

Gary DeddoGod’s Plan to Share His Love. God’s plan to share his love throughout the universe.

Gary DeddoThose Who Never Heard the Gospel. What happens to people who don’t seem to have a chance to hear the gospel?

Gary DeddoKarl Barth and His Theology. Barth is important because he pointed to the gospel, and God as he revealed himself in Scripture.

Gary DeddoIs It Hard to Be Saved? Why did Jesus say that it was difficult for people to be saved?

Gary DeddoWhat Is Repentance? “Who is God?” and the real meaning of repentance.

Gary Deddo

Participation in Christ. What does it mean to say that we "participate" with God?

Gary Deddo

What Is Jesus Doing in Our Sanctification? And what about evangelism?

Gordon FeeThe book of Revelation, and basic principles of understanding Scripture.

Gordon Fee


How should we read the Bible?

Gordon Fee


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

Jesus the Anointed Son. Transcript only.

Myk Habets

Jesus and the Spirit. Transcript only.

Myk Habets

The Creeds and the Trinity. Transcript only.

Myk Habets

Theosis: Participation in the Divine Nature. Transcript only.

Trevor Hart



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


Art and Imagination in the Church. There is a place for the various arts and for imagination in the church.

Trevor Hart



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


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


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


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 HunsingerThe 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


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 The Actuality of Salvation. People like to talk about the potential of salvation, but the Bible refers to the actuality of salvation.

Christian Kettler The Ministry of Ray Anderson. The ministry and theology of the late Ray Anderson.


Christian Kettler


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: 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 KrugerSeeing the Truth About Jesus and Us. Jesus is the center of all things.

C. Baxter KrugerJesus Has United Himself to Us.

C. Baxter Kruger

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


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

Where Is God in the Darkness? Dr. Kruger discusses the goodness of God and our moments of darkness.

Alister McGrathApologetics and Theology

John McKenna

No Separation Between God and Humanity. The difference our view of non-Christians makes in our relationship with them.

John McKenna

God Gives Us Freedom. The freedom we have because God loves us and is not angry with us.

John McKennaGod Chooses to Be With Us. The freedom we have in God, and that God will not be who he is without us.

John McKennaThe 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 McKennaThe Vicarious Humanity of Christ. The importance of the vicarious humanity of Christ.

Jeff McSwain Helping Youth Experience Christ. How to help young people experience the loving embrace of Jesus Christ.

Jeff McSwain 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 Calvinism, Arminianism, and Karl Barth. The difference between Calvinism and Arminianism, and the Reformed view of Karl Barth.

Jeff McSwain

Are We Sinners, or Saints? If we are new creations, why do we still have old habits? Jeff McSwain talks about sanctification.

Jeff McSwain


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


Everyone Belongs, Whether They Know It or Not. Jeff McSwain describes the goal of Reality Ministries - to help adolescents understand that they belong.

Steve McVeyThe Grace Walk. Christians live by trusting in the grace of Christ.

Steve McVey

We Will Never Overestimate God’s Grace. Dr. Steve McVey shares the theological insights he has gained over the years.

Steve McVey


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

What Is God’s Wrath? The frequently misunderstood topic of God's wrath, and its relationship with God's love.

Steve McVey

The Grace Walk Revisited. Steve McVey discusses the themes found in his book, Grace Walk.

Paul Louis Metzger

Relationships and Evangelism. Relationships are important in the way we share the gospel.

Paul Louis Metzger

The Church Should Include All Peoples.


Paul Louis Metzger


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

Consumer Christians, and God’s Love.  Dr. Metzger talks about participation in the triune life of God.

Paul Molnar


Keeping Christ at the Center. The importance of keeping Christ at the center of our thoughts about God.

Paul Molnar


God Chose to Enter Our Humanity. Salvation is us as humans being drawn into Christ's relationship with God the Father.

Paul Molnar


God’s Will and Our Decisions. God's will gets complicated when it intersects with our choices.

Paul Molnar



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

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

Insights of C.S. Lewis. The theological insights in C.S. Lewis’ fiction.

Roger Newell

Theology and Nazi History. The relationship between theology and German history in the 20th century.

Cherith Fee Nordling

What Does It Mean to Be Human? The humanity of Jesus Christ, and what it means to be human.

Cherith Fee NordlingWhat Will the Resurrected Body Be Like? The nature of the resurrected body and the significance of Jesus becoming fully human.

Cherith Fee Nordling


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

What Jesus’ Humanity Means for Us. From the beginning God has wanted his people to bear his image.

Robin Parry


A Trinitarian Perspective in Worship. The importance of having a trinitarian perspective in our worship.

Robin Parry



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

What on Earth Is Jesus Doing? The primary pastoral question: What is Jesus up to that I can bear witness to?

Andrew Purves

Theology for Pastoral Work.


Andrew Purves


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


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 Relationships in Youth Ministry. The importance of building relationships in youth ministry.

Andrew Root Real Relationships in Youth Ministry. The difference between influence and place-sharing in youth ministry.

Andrew Root

God Turns Death Into Life


Andrew Root


Entering Into the Full Humanity of Adolescents. Relational youth ministry arises out of place sharing rather than patterns of influence.

Fred SandersHow the Trinity Changes Everything

Fred Sanders

Adoption and Prayer in the Trinity


Stephen Seamands

From “What” to “So What?” What are the practical implications of doctrines? They inform us and give us a framework.

Stephen Seamands

Ministry in the Image of God. Dr. Steven Seamands explores how we were created in the Trinitarian image of God.

Stephen Seamands

Wounds That Heal


Daniel Thimell


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

Christ Atoned for Everyone. Jesus Christ won a completed salvation for each of us.

Daniel Thimell

Christ’s Completed Work. Christianity is not primarily about right behavior, but about relying on Christ's completed work.

Daniel Thimell


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

Grace Leads to Godly Living. What the Incarnation means to us and how grace leads us to godly living.

Alan Torrance


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

Being in Christ. How should the work of Christ affect our lives and relationships?

David Torrance


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

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

Not My Will, But Yours. Rev. Torrance recounts how God led him into ministry.

David Torrance

The Importance of Prayer in Pastoral Work. Rev. Torrance shares some of the lessons he has learned about parish ministry.

David Torrance

Already Forgiven. How should we approach our sin, personally and in the pulpit?

Robert Walker

Christ Has Faith for Us. Who Christ is for us, and he has faith for us.

Robert Walker


Why the Incarnation Is Good News. The Father was in Jesus Christ, as God become human, who took our humanity into the heart of God and gave us a new humanity.

Robert Walker


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

How The Shack Was Written. The nature of relationship is embedded in the Trinitarian character and nature of God.

William P. YoungIs 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


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.

Williams P. Young and C. Baxter KrugerDiscovering The Shack. Author Paul Young and theologian C. Baxter Kruger discuss The Shack, religion, and a new understanding of relationship with God.

William P. Young and C. Baxter KrugerNew Relationship With God. Young and Kruger continue discussing religion and the hope for a new understanding of relationship with God.

Williams P. Young and C. Baxter KrugerThe Shack Revisited. Young and Kruger talk about Dr. Kruger's book, The Shack Revisited, which examines the theology embedded in Young's book.

Williams P. Young and C. Baxter KrugerThe 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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