Matthew Barrett is the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. He 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 systematic theology, philosophical theology, and historical theology, supervising Ph.D. students through their dissertation writing.
He is the author of numerous books, such as Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit (Baker), None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God (Baker), God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture (Zondervan), and Canon, Covenant, and Christology: Rethinking Jesus and the Scriptures of Israel (IVP). He has also edited books such as The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls (Crossway), Reformation Theology (Crossway), Four Views on the Historical Adam (Zondervan), and he is the series editor of The 5 Solas Series with Zondervan.
He has several books that will release soon, including The Reformation as Renewal: Retrieving the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church (Zondervan Academic) and The Doctrine of the Trinity (IVP Academic). Currently, he is devoting the next several years to writing The Doctrine of God (Baker Academic).
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 in the UK and Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at California Baptist University. During his time in California, he was also Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Riverside, CA.
Dr. Barrett is passionate about the retrieval of classical Christian theology and loves nothing more than seeing his students embrace and embody Christian and Reformed orthodoxy. As an elder at Emmaus Church in Kansas City, 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 Royals, Chiefs, and Jayhawks. He is also a diehard Lakers fan, born in Los Angeles, CA.