Episode 16

Matt Smethurst

Listening and Asking Good Questions

Matt Smethurst is an author, church elder, and editor at the Gospel Coalition. He joins me to talk about his role in editing and his Bible Study on 1 & 2 Thessalonians.
Matt Smethurst is an author, church elder, and editor at the Gospel Coalition. He joins me to talk about his role in editing and his Bible Study on 1 & 2 Thessalonians.
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Show Notes:16. Matt Smethurst — Writers Listen and Asking Good Questions

Matt reads a lot of articles. As the managing editor of The Gospel Coalition, he is responsible for shepherding and publishing twenty-two pieces of content a week. Matt has a unique position to recognize not just good writing, but important emerging conversations and the challenges writers face in joining those conversations.

Matt offers great advice for authors, everything from setting realistic goals to limiting your exposure to social media. We also spent time talking about the responsibility of writers to listen. Not just to other writers but to the people in our lives: neighbors, congregants, friends, and family.

Great writers are readers but they are also listeners.

  • Domes, pastries, paintings and our last day in Paris.
  • Germany was great. And I do love Paris.
  • Come all the way to Germany and found out my friend @karlvaters was speaking to German pastors twenty minutes away. The world is small.
  • Ashley and I are spending the week in Germany doing work with The Warriors Journey. TWJ is doing amazing work with the military community stationed here.
  • There have been intense negotiations in my house about getting a new dog. I have been arguing that we wait till summer… so we got one in last week. Charlotte got Lucy for her seventh birthday this weekend.
Domes, pastries, paintings and our last day in Paris.
Domes, pastries, paintings and our last day in Paris.
Domes, pastries, paintings and our last day in Paris.
Domes, pastries, paintings and our last day in Paris.
Domes, pastries, paintings and our last day in Paris.
Domes, pastries, paintings and our last day in Paris.
Domes, pastries, paintings and our last day in Paris.
Domes, pastries, paintings and our last day in Paris.
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Germany was great. And I do love Paris.
Germany was great. And I do love Paris.
Germany was great. And I do love Paris.
Germany was great. And I do love Paris.
Germany was great. And I do love Paris.
Germany was great. And I do love Paris.
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Come all the way to Germany and found out my friend @karlvaters was speaking to German pastors twenty minutes away. The world is small.
Come all the way to Germany and found out my friend @karlvaters was speaking to German pastors twenty minutes away. The world is small.
Come all the way to Germany and found out my friend @karlvaters was speaking to German pastors twenty minutes away. The world is small.
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Ashley and I are spending the week in Germany doing work with The Warriors Journey. TWJ is doing amazing work with the military community stationed here.
Ashley and I are spending the week in Germany doing work with The Warriors Journey. TWJ is doing amazing work with the military community stationed here.
Ashley and I are spending the week in Germany doing work with The Warriors Journey. TWJ is doing amazing work with the military community stationed here.
Ashley and I are spending the week in Germany doing work with The Warriors Journey. TWJ is doing amazing work with the military community stationed here.
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There have been intense negotiations in my house about getting a new dog. I have been arguing that we wait till summer… so we got one in last week. Charlotte got Lucy for her seventh birthday this weekend.
There have been intense negotiations in my house about getting a new dog. I have been arguing that we wait till summer… so we got one in last week. Charlotte got Lucy for her seventh birthday this weekend.
There have been intense negotiations in my house about getting a new dog. I have been arguing that we wait till summer… so we got one in last week. Charlotte got Lucy for her seventh birthday this weekend.
There have been intense negotiations in my house about getting a new dog. I have been arguing that we wait till summer… so we got one in last week. Charlotte got Lucy for her seventh birthday this weekend.
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