Matthew Barrett

Matthew Barrettis the author of None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God. He is associate professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and executive editor of Credo Magazine, where he hosts the Credo podcast. You can follow him @mattmbarrett. ​

Mar 16

Allergies, Anyone? The Trinity Does Not Fit Into Your Tiny Box of History by Matthew Barrett

We approach the Bible assuming history is its only focus. Ironically, this approach is a failure to be biblical enough.

Dec 10

Hope for a Suffering World: Divine Impassibility by Matthew Barrett

It may seem counter-intuitive, but only impassibility can give us a personal God who is eternal, unalterable love.

Sep 8

On First Principles: God does not need you and that’s good news! by Matthew Barrett

Unlike everything in this world, God’s existence is not grounded in, derived from, or contingent on something or someone else.

Jul 7

The Well-Trained Theologian: Essential Texts for Retrieving Classical Christian Theology by Matthew Barrett

If lasting renewal is to take place, there must be a return to classical Christian texts. Dare I say, even a retrieval. Without retrieval, there will not be renewal.

Jun 4

Surprised by the Perfect Being by Matthew Barrett

Can we settle for a God who is less than a perfect being? We cannot. To do so is to rob God of his infinite nature and unbounded perfection.

Mar 7

Dont Domesticate God with Words by Matthew Barrett

If our God-talk doesn’t respect him who is incomprehensible, we risk worshiping a glorified version of our own likeness. But if our posture is one of humility—faith seeking understanding—then our stammering turns into worship.?

Mar 7

Don’t Domesticate God with Words by Matthew Barrett

If our God-talk doesn’t respect him who is incomprehensible, we risk worshiping a glorified version of our own likeness. But if our posture is one of humility—faith seeking understanding—then our stammering turns into worship.​

Dec 18

Raising the Cross by Matthew Barrett

Why would Rembrandt place himself at the feet of Jesus as he is being hoisted up and crucified?

Sep 14

Its Not Enough to Have Your Sins Forgiven by Matthew Barrett

Justification is not only the non-imputation of sin but the imputation of righteousness. 

Sep 14

It’s Not Enough to Have Your Sins Forgiven by Matthew Barrett

Justification is not only the non-imputation of sin but the imputation of righteousness.