The Author

Matt Smethurst is managing editor of The Gospel Coalition and author of Before You Open Your Bible: Nine Heart Postures for Approaching God’s Word (10Publishing, 2019) and 1–2 Thessalonians: A 12-Week Study (Crossway, 2017). He and his wife, Maghan, have three children and live in Louisville, Kentucky. They belong to Third Avenue Baptist Church, where Matt serves as an elder. You can follow him on Twitter.


20 Quotes on Identity from Jackie Hill Perry

Matt Smethurst shares his favorite 20 quotes from Jackie Hill Perry’s memoir “Gay Girl, Good God.”

The Secret to Living Well in a Scary World

Fearing the Lord is the ultimate key to understanding and

20 Quotes on How Your Church Should Exhibit Loving Authority

Matt Smethurst shares his favorite 20 quotes from Jonathan

Shai Linne Talks About His New Children’s Album—and Book

I hope parents, teachers, and caregivers will use this