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, coming April 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.


The Secret to Living Well in a Scary World

Fearing the Lord is the ultimate key to understanding and the antidote to anxiety.

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

20 Quotes from Tim Keller’s New Book on Jonah

Matt Smethurst shares his favorite 20 quotes from Tim

Tim Keller on a Fishy Story

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