On Learning Christ

The Lord willingly and freely reveals himself in his Christ. For in Christ he offers all happiness in place of our misery, all wealth in place of our neediness; in him he opens to us the heavenly treasures that our whole faith may contemplate his beloved Son, our whole expectation depend on him, and our whole hope cleave to and rest in him. This, indeed, is that secret and hidden philosophy which cannot be wrested from syllogisms. But they whose eyes God has opened surely learn it by heart, that in his light they may see light (Psalm 36:9).

John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, III.xx.1

About Matthew

Matthew Mason is a Christian minister, teacher, speaker and writer. He serves as Tutor in Christian Ethics at the Pastors’ Academy in London, and is a fellow of the Chalmers Institute in St Andrews and the Center for Pastor Theologians in Chicago, for whom he helps edit The Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology.

Matthew is an ordained Anglican minister and has served churches in England and the USA. He holds an MTh from Oak Hill College and is currently working for a PhD at the University of Aberdeen on the relationship of prayer and human flourishing in the light of John Webster’s moral theology. 

He is committed to learning and teaching all of Christ from all of Scripture, within the communion of saints, to serve the Church and her ministers today. He is particularly interested in Christian doctrine and ethics as related aspects of the ministry of the Word of God.