Conversations with President Matthew Myer Boulton and friends of Christian Theological Seminary

Rev. Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton

In his teaching and research, Boulton explores ways in which Christian worship founds and forms Christian life. This exploration draws together his interests in the history and practices of Christian liturgy; theology and public life; biblical interpretation and preaching; and the performing arts, including theater, music, and film.

He is the author of Life in God: John Calvin, Practical Formation, and the Future of Protestant Theology (Eerdmans 2011), God Against Religion: Rethinking Christian Theology Through Worship (Eerdmans, 2008), and is a co-editor and contributor to Doing Justice to Mercy: Religion, Law, and Criminal Justice (University of Virginia Press, 2007). He is currently at work on a book on Christian preaching.

Both he and his wife, Elizabeth Myer Boulton, are ordained ministers in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and together they have two children: Jonah, 6, lover of dinosaurs and basketball, and Maggie, 4, an artist in every way. Liz and Matt have teamed up to create the SALT Project (, a non-profit project dedicated to reclaiming the beauty of Christian life through film, photography, music, and ideas.

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