Welcome to Theology.fm, the theology podcast that provides challenging ideas, insightful truths, and thought-provoking viewpoints on Scripture, theology, and following Jesus into the world.
If you are reading this page, it is likely because you were asked to be interviewed for a future Theology.fm episode. This page provides you with some details about a Theology.fm interview as well as some sample questions you might get asked.
Goal of the Interview
The goal of the interview is to understand you and the way your mind thinks about God, Scripture, theology, church, culture, and following Jesus.
We don’t just want to talk theory and theology, however, we also want to get to know you. So as you explain your theology, please do what you can to share stories and illustrations about how you learned what you believe to be true and how this truth has made a difference in your life.
Possible Interview Questions
Below you will find some possible questions you may be asked during your interview. Due to the conversational style of the interview, not all of these questions may be asked.
However, all interviews will begin with the first question:
The first question:
Our lives are often guided by one main idea, truth, insight, conviction, focus, or emphasis. What is this one thing for you? If you could get one idea across to someone else, if you had one sermon to preach, only one book to write, or only five minutes to tell people “the one thing,” what would it be? What is your “one thing”?
Other Possible Questions
Other questions will circle around that first question, inviting you to elaborate on how you came to this core conviction, and how the listeners can incorporate it into their own life as well.
Tell us about yourself, your life, your history, and your ministry. How did you come to be where you are now?
Have you ever been terribly wrong in some area of theology? Tell us what it was and how you came to change your beliefs?
If your life ended today, what would be the legacy you want to leave behind?
Do you have any tips and suggestions for how people can better understand Scripture?
Do you have any favorite books, websites, teachers, or podcasts that you recommend to others?
If you could say something to a (1) struggling pastor (2) dying church (3) small church (4) mega church (5) Christian who follows Jesus but does not “attend” church, what would you say?
What spiritual habit or practice has been most helpful for you in understanding Scripture and theology?
If someone wanted to learn more about your core conviction and guiding idea, what would you tell them to do? What resources or practices would you recommend?
The Last Question
Every podcast will also conclude with an invitation to share more about how people can connect with you online. Feel free to share more about your website(s), book(s), podcast(s), or social sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Due to the nature of the interview process, not all interviews will be published. Theology.fm reserves the right to refuse publication, for any reason, without notice.
By participating in a Theology.fm interview, you agree to allow Theology.fm and Jeremy Myers to record, distribute, and disseminate the podcast in any manner whatsoever. This also includes a manuscript of the podcast. You also agree to allow Theology.fm and Jeremy Myers to retain rights to the produced media for potential future use in speeches, books, and in all other public distribution.