July 30, 2016 matt
Dear Alabama Politicians,   The great Christian apologist CS Lewis once predicted we would eventually live in a society of “men without chests,” presciently seeing a time in which man’s base desires would outstrip his values. Right now, I am praying Alabama won’t sell her soul to “fix” a budget shortfall. The state, properly ordered
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July 20, 2016 matt
Mat will be preaching a revival service at FBC Boaz, AL on October 18th, 2016.
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July 10, 2015 matt
There has been a lot of talk about Southern heritage lately. Some folks want to reduce that down to symbols and flags. Unfortunately, those symbols and flags often represent those parts and histories we should be ashamed of. I don’t like to focus on that. I want to focus on what we can be proud of!
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June 25, 2015 matt
…and the 5 Things That Made Me Change My Mind      Because of some issues that were happening at the time, I was already at the lowest point of my ministry so far. Then, I saw a picture of a letter that had been sent out to multiple leaders in our church. It was mean-spirited
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April 13, 2015 matt
My favorite part of my life is my marriage to Whitney. She is my best friend and a supreme joy to be with. We both feel like we have a healthy marriage. However, right now, we are planning a DIY marriage retreat. We have reasons for doing this and goals in doing this. Let me
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November 10, 2014 matt
Alabama Baptists are preparing to vote for a new president this Wednesday. I plan to nominate my friend Craig Carlisle for the position. Here are 5 reasons why. 1. Choices – Alabama Baptists, from my perspective, are served well by having choices. For the first time in 16 years, Alabama Baptists will have the opportunity
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August 19, 2014 matt
This is a post I wrote in August of 2013. I felt like it would be worth reposting again this August! I will never forget the pressure I felt as I drove to Louisville, KY 3 years ago in August. We did not yet have jobs there, but we did have bills! Seminarians from your
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May 28, 2014 matt
So often, the idea of the pastor-church relationship is presented entirely in terms of whether or not the pastor has the ability to minister well to the congregation. This is, of course, important, as the Scripture clearly teaches that pastors must be about the business of caring for souls. However, the two churches I have
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May 15, 2014 matt
Mat will be preaching during the morning worship service at Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile, AL on June 22nd, 2014. The service begins at 10:30 am.
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May 12, 2014 matt
I am in the process of preparing to preach through 1 Peter. This book is especially poignant for Christians in this age, I think, because our cultural crosswinds are increasingly hostile to the message of Christ. Peter refers to the letter’s recipients as “elect exiles.” That is, they are beloved of God and rejected by
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