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.

Great 4th of July. Stockton Lake needs dolphins.
Great 4th of July. Stockton Lake needs dolphins.
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Anchor down and fireworks above. A good night.
Anchor down and fireworks above. A good night.
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Doesn’t get much better. Waiting for the fireworks.
Doesn’t get much better. Waiting for the fireworks.
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More filming for Bible Engagement Project.
More filming for Bible Engagement Project.
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Clean that boat.
Clean that boat.
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It wouldn’t be a trip without books. Most dads have enough sense to bring home toys. But my kids get used books. I found a kids book about a horse named Smokey and the author’s first name was Will. How do you pass that up?
It wouldn’t be a trip without books. Most dads have enough sense to bring home toys. But my kids get used books. I found a kids book about a horse named Smokey and the author’s first name was Will. How do you pass that up?
It wouldn’t be a trip without books. Most dads have enough sense to bring home toys. But my kids get used books. I found a kids book about a horse named Smokey and the author’s first name was Will. How do you pass that up?
It wouldn’t be a trip without books. Most dads have enough sense to bring home toys. But my kids get used books. I found a kids book about a horse named Smokey and the author’s first name was Will. How do you pass that up?
It wouldn’t be a trip without books. Most dads have enough sense to bring home toys. But my kids get used books. I found a kids book about a horse named Smokey and the author’s first name was Will. How do you pass that up?
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GMA posted the interview on their website and YouTube. If you didn’t get a chance to watch it, check the link in my bio.
GMA posted the interview on their website and YouTube. If you didn’t get a chance to watch it, check the link in my bio.
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Well, it’s recorded. Should air over the noon hour central. Great experience. And so grateful to GMA and God for the opportunity.
Well, it’s recorded. Should air over the noon hour central. Great experience. And so grateful to GMA and God for the opportunity.
Well, it’s recorded. Should air over the noon hour central. Great experience. And so grateful to GMA and God for the opportunity.
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Hello New Work and Time Square.
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Hello New Work and Time Square.
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