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.


Where the Gospel Meets Pornography

Stories of Christians enslaved to porn, how they broke free, and how the gospel can empower you to escape temptation.

20 Quotes from David Platt’s (Vulnerable) New Book on Making Your Life Count

Matt Smethurst shares his favorite quotes from David Platt’s

Real Joy Has an Address

Despite what the world tells you, real joy is

Does God Love You? You Own Tangible Evidence.

The Bible you possess is evidence that God loves

You’re a Theologian. Become a Good One.

Theology is not impractical. It’s not boring. It’s meant