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.


Does God Love You? You Own Tangible Evidence.

The Bible you possess is evidence that God loves you and wants a relationship with you.

You’re a Theologian. Become a Good One.

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

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn (Their Sin)

Imagine the implications of this verse.

The Unexpected Secret to Joy

Submitting to God is not an alternative to your

20 Quotes on How Your Church Budget Can Better Magnify God

Matt Smethurst shares his favorite 20 quotes from ‘Budgeting