How did Matthew Barrett become a writer? What connections exist between engaging theological classics and one’s devotional life and writing competence? Why do we need new theology books? What tips would Barrett give to aspiring writers? Why should we discern our motives before writing? On the Home Row Podcast, J.A. Medders asks these questions and others to Matthew Barrett, executive editor of Credo Magazine. In this podcast interview, Medders and Barrett discuss theology and writing, providing tips for both disciplines. You can listen to the interview here.

J.A. Medders (B.A. College of Biblical Studies, Houston, TX; M.A. Southern Seminary, Louisville, KY) is the Lead Pastor of Redeemer Church. He and his wife Natalie have two kids, Ivy and Oliver. He has written Rooted: Theology for Growing Christians and Gospel Formed: Living a Grace-Addicted, Truth-Filled, Jesus-Exalting Life. Jeff also writes for Desiring GodFor The Church, The Gospel Coalition, Acts 29, The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and more. He is the host of the Home Row Podcast.

Matthew Barrett is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. He is the author of several books, including 40 Questions About SalvationGod’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture, Reformation Theology: A Systematic SummarySalvation by Grace, and Owen on the Christian Life