Have you ever taken time to sit down and reflect on what comes into your mind when you consider Jesus? It’s rather amazing how many hours we can spend in church ministry without giving serious thought to the question. Since our view of Jesus Christ shapes our faith, and our faith (or lack thereof) inevitably forms our identity, we would do well to give it thought. As A. W. Tozer famously put it The Knowledge of the Holy, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

Many of us struggle to acquire a biblically informed view of God. Our challenge is not simply seeing through a dark glass; we also have the problem of looking in the wrong direction. In this interview, I talk with Tullian Tchividjian about some of the central ideas that should cross our minds when we hear the word gospel.