Episode 88: The Pastor and Writing

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Matt Smethurst joins me in a discussion on the pastor and writing. Matt is the managing editor of The Gospel Coalition and is also an elder at Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Guest(s): Matt Smethurst


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

  • A brief discussion about Matt’s current ministry with the Gospel Coalition
  • How Matt became a writer
  • How Matt continues to learn as a writer
  • Why pastors should write
  • The relation between Matt’s writing with his preaching
  • The connection between writing a good manuscript and preaching a good sermon
  • How pastors can improve their writing
  • The different venues pastors can write for
  • Cautions for pastors concerning their writing
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