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Matthew Barrett

Professor of Christian Theology
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Matthew Barrett is Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Credo Magazine, a publication that retrieves classical theology for the sake of cultivating reformation in the church today. He is the host of the Credo podcast and the director of the Center for Classical Theology which hosts an annual lecture the evening before ETS. You can read about why he founded Credo here. 

He is currently writing a Systematic Theology as well as a Doctrine of God for Baker Academic. He is the author of Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit (Baker), which won the Christianity Today Book of the Year award in theology. He is also the author of The Reformation as Renewal (Zondervan Academic), None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God (Baker), God’s Word Alone (Zondervan), and Canon, Covenant, and Christology (IVP).

He has also edited books such as On Classical Trinitarianism (forthcoming, IVP Academic), The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls (Crossway), Reformation Theology (Crossway), Four Views on the Historical Adam (Zondervan), and he is the editor of The 5 Solas Series with Zondervan. He is the coeditor of several ongoing series, including Pillars in Christian Dogmatics (B&H Academic) and Thomas Aquinas for Protestants (Crossway).

 He is originally from California, receiving his BA from Biola University in La Mirada, CA. He received his MDiv and PhD in systematic theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Prior to MBTS he was Lecturer of systematic theology in London, England at Oak Hill College and Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at California Baptist University. During his time in California, he was also the senior pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Dr. Barrett is passionate about the retrieval of classical theology and loves nothing more than seeing his students embrace and embody the confessional theology of Reformed orthodoxy. He is a theologian with a pastor’s heart, always eager to demonstrate how doctrine leads to doxology.

He is married to Elizabeth and they have four children. They love KC BBQ, rooting for the Chiefs and Jayhawks. Born in Los Angeles, he is also a diehard Lakers fan. You can subscribe to his newsletter where he gives regular updates on his writing. You can also subscribe to Credo to keep up with his podcasts and videos. Follow him on Twitter.