Matthew Barrett is the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. He founded Credo over eight years ago in order to make theology accessible to those in the church. With over 32 issues of the magazine published, Credo has expanded in recent years to include videos introducing Christians to theology. Barrett is also the host of the Credo podcast, where he talks with fellow theologians about the most important doctrines of the Christian faith.
He is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. where he teaches courses in systematic theology. He also teaches seminars at the Ph.D. level in systematics and historical theology, supervising Ph.D. students through their dissertation writing.
He is the author of numerous books, including Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit (Baker); Canon, Covenant, and Christology: Rethinking Jesus and the Scriptures of Israel (IVP); None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God (Baker), God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture (Zondervan), 40 Questions about Salvation (Kregel), 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 The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls: Justification in Biblical, Theological, Historical, and Pastoral Perspective (Crossway), Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary (Crossway), Four Views on the Historical Adam (Zondervan), and he is the series editor of The 5 Solas Series with Zondervan.
He has several forthcoming books that will release in the years ahead, including The Reformation as Renewal: Retrieving the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church (Zondervan), and The Doctrine of the Trinity (IVP Academic).
Matthew Barrett is originally from California. He received his BA from Biola University in La Mirada, CA, and his MDiv and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, in systematic theology. He served as senior pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Southern California for many years while he was also professor of theology at California Baptist University. Prior to coming to Midwestern Seminary he was a lecturer in theology and church history in the UK.
He 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.