Matthew Emerson

Matthew Y. Emerson (Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Dickinson Associate Professor of Religion at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He is the author of Christ and the New Creation (Wipf and Stock, 2013), Between the Cross and the Throne (Lexham, 2015), The Story of Scripture (B&H Academic, 2017), and “He Descended to the Dead”: An Evangelical Approach to Holy Saturday (IVP Academic, forthcoming 2019), along with a number of essays and articles. Matthew is also, along with R. Lucas Stamps, the co-executive director of the Center for Baptist Renewal, and serves as a committee member for the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar.

Jul 27

Matt Emerson on How to Mature in Theology When Academic Books Seem Inaccessible by Matthew Emerson asks Matt Emerson, associate professor of Religion at Oklahoma Baptist University, “What advice would you give Christians who want to mature in their theology but feel academic books are inaccessible?”

Dec 2

The Bible is One Book by Matthew Emerson

In these three ways, Irenaeus helps us understand how the Bible is one book about one Person written by one Author.

Mar 6

How to Make the Most of Your College Education by Matthew Emerson

The classroom environment for learning the content was invaluable, but without working it out in actual ministry it would have remained knowledge that merely puffs up.

Aug 6

Discipline and The Spiritual Disciplines by Matthew Emerson

For many Christians, myself included, regularly seeking God’s face in prayer, reading his Word, sharing the gospel, and fasting is, at one point or another, one of the most frustrating parts of the Christian life.

Jun 8

Race Is A Gospel Issue by Matthew Emerson

What gives you the eyes to see and ears to hear the image of God in your fellow man clearly and truly other than the gospel?