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Matt Smethurst

(M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) Matt is associate editor for The Gospel Coalition. He and his wife Maghan have two children and live in Louisville, Kentucky, where they belong to Third Avenue Baptist Church. You can follow him on Twitter.

Latest Posts

On My Shelf: Life and Books with Matt Chandler

Matt Smethurst | April 17, 2014 | 5:01 AM

Matt Chandler reveals what's on his nightstand, books he re-reads, his favorite biographies, and more.

 

Take God at His Word: Kevin DeYoung on the Character of Scripture

Matt Smethurst | April 15, 2014 | 5:01 AM

Kevin DeYoung discusses the character of Scripture, bibliolatry, threats on the horizon, and more.

 

When the Gospel Transforms Your 9 to 5

Matt Smethurst | April 08, 2014 | 5:01 AM

A pastor and entrepreneur team up to discuss faith and vocation, working for the weekend, how pastors can encourage people in their jobs, and more.

 

20 Quotes from DeYoung's Taking God at His Word

Matt Smethurst | April 07, 2014 | 5:01 AM

There is no calamity like the silence of God.

 

How to Prepare Your Teen for College

Matt Smethurst | April 01, 2014 | 5:01 AM

Thriving at college begins in the home. Parents, here's how you can prepare your teen for college.

 

Chuck the Flannelgraph: Jared Wilson on the Gripping Glory of Jesus' Parables

Matt Smethurst | March 27, 2014 | 5:01 AM

Drilling through icy layers of familiarity, Wilson takes us on a fresh journey of discovery among the stories of the Galilean God-man.

 

How to Preach Books of the Bible You Don't Like

Matt Smethurst | March 25, 2014 | 5:01 AM

Watch Bryan Chapell, J. D. Greear, and Mike McKinley discuss preaching through tough sections of Scripture.

 

Deep Before Wide: A Vision for Returning Discipleship to the Church

Matt Smethurst | March 18, 2014 | 5:05 AM

Randy Pope discusses his vision for and experience with church-anchored discipleship over the past 25 years.

 

How to Stay Christian in Seminary

Matt Smethurst | March 18, 2014 | 5:01 AM

Seminary is a rigorous and perilous place. So why go?

 

'Non-Shepherding' Pastors: Option or Oxymoron?

Matt Smethurst | March 13, 2014 | 5:05 AM

Watch J. D. Greear, Bryan Chapell, and Mike McKinley consider the legitimacy of a 'non-shepherding' pastor.