Brett McCracken

Colin Smith interviews pastor and author Brett McCracken about his book “Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community” (published September 30, 2017) at the 2017 Gospel Coalition Conference.

Brett McCracken is a writer and journalist based in Southern California. He currently works as managing editor for Biola University’s Biola Magazine and is pursuing a master’s in theology at Talbot School of Theology.

Brett and his wife Kira live in Santa Ana, California and are active in their local church, Southlands, where Brett serves as a pastor/elder.

Dave Radford (Gray Havens)

Colin Smith interviews singer and songwriter Dave Radford of The Gray Havens about their new album “Ghost of a King” at the 2017 Gospel Coalition Conference.

Dave Radford is part of the singer-songwriter husband-wife duo known as The Gray Havens. He lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee, with his wife and son. Their recently released full-length album is titled “Ghost of a King.”

Erik Raymond

Colin Smith interviews pastor and author Erik Raymond about his book “Is Hell for Real?” at the 2017 Gospel Coalition Conference

Erik Raymond is the Preaching Pastor at Emmaus Bible Church in Omaha, Nebraska. He is married to Christie and has six children. Erik frequently writes for many publications including The Gospel Coalition, Ligonier and Tabletalk. He blogs at The Ordinary Pastor.

Paul Tripp

Colin Smith interviews pastor and author Paul Tripp about his book “Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family” at the 2017 Gospel Coalition Conference

Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author and conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and works to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life.

Trevin Wax

Colin Smith interviews author Trevin Wax about his book “This is Our Time: Every Myths in Light of the Gospel” at the 2017 Gospel Coalition Conference.

Trevin Wax is managing editor of The Gospel Project at LifeWay Christian Resources, a pastor, contributing editor to Christianity Today, and the author of previous books including Counterfeit Gospels and Holy Subversion. Trevin lives with his wife and children in Nashville.

Nancy Guthrie

Colin Smith interviews author and speaker Nancy Guthrie about her book “What Grieving People With You Knew: About What Really Helps and What Really Hurts” at the 2017 Gospel Coalition Conference.

Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her home church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, as well as at conferences around the country and internationally, and through books and DVDs in the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series. She offers companionship and biblical insight to the grieving through Respite Retreats that she and her husband, David, host for couples who have faced the death of child, through the GriefShare video series, and through books such as Holding on to Hope and Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow.

Cameron Cole

Colin Smith interviews author Cameron Cole about his book “Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry: A Practical Guide” at the 2017 Gospel Coalition Conference.

Cameron Cole (MA, Wake Forest University) serves as director of youth ministries at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama, and is the chairman of Rooted, a ministry dedicated to fostering gospel-centered student ministry