Matthew Barrett

Associate Professor of Christian Theology
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Matthew Barrett is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine, an evangelical publication making theology accessible to those in the church.

He is the author of numerous books, including God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture (Zondervan), Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary (Crossway), Owen on the Christian Life: Living for the Glory of God in Christ (Crossway), and Salvation by Grace: The Case for Effectual Calling and Regeneration (P&R). He has also edited books such as Four Views on the Historical Adam (Zondervan) and he is the series editor of The 5 Solas Series with Zondervan.

Currently he is completing several writing projects, including An Introduction to the Attributes of God (Baker), 40 Questions about Salvation (Kregel), The Scriptures Cannot Be Broken: Jesus, the Gospels, and the Authority of the Scriptures (IVP), The Mystery of Inspiration: An Evangelical Dogmatic Account (Baker Academic), and The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls: Justification in Biblical, Theological, Historical, and Pastoral Perspective (Crossway).

Barrett regularly writes for academic journals such as Journal of Theological Studies, International Journal of Systematic Theology, Sixteenth Century Journal, European History Quarterly, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Themelios, Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, and Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, as well as more popular publications such as Modern Reformation, Christianity Today, and The Gospel Coalition.

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 and church history at Oak Hill Theological College in London and Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at California Baptist University. During his time California, he was also Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Riverside, CA.

Dr. Barrett is passionate about theology and loves nothing more than seeing his students hungry to learn the great doctrines of the faith in order to know God more. Having served as a pastor in the local church, 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. You can read more about Matthew Barrett at, follow his weekly online writings at Credo Magazine, and follow him on Twitter.