The Author

Matt Smethurst is managing editor of The Gospel Coalition and author of 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 from Sam Allberry’s (Brief) Book on Church

Matt Smethurst shares his favorite 20 quotes from Sam Allberry’s new book.

20 Quotes from Jen Wilkin’s New Book on Imaging God

Matt Smethurst shares his favorite 20 quotes from Jen

20 Quotes on the Story of Scripture

The only way back to the tree of life

9 Ways to Pastor Single Christians Longing for Marriage

If singleness is deficient, then so was Jesus Christ.

20 Quotes from Jonathan Leeman on Rethinking Faith and Politics

Churches are the cities on hills, said Jesus. Not