Episode 101: The Pastor and Systematic Theology

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Matthew Barrett joins me in a discussion on the pastor and systematic theology. Dr. Barrett is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine.

Guest(s): Matthew Barrett


Some of the topics discussed in today’s episode are:

  • A brief discussion about Dr. Barrett’s ministry
  • A definition of systematic theology
  • The necessary task of systematic theology
  • How to do systematic theology well
  • How knowing systematic theology helps one to minister well
  • How to measure whether one has a basic grasp of systematic theology
  • How pastors can wisely incorporate systematic theology into their sermons
  • Barrett’s recommended systematic theology books for pastors
  • Barrett’s recommended systematic theology books for lay people


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