Interview on The Gospel and Productivity

Several weeks ago I had the privilege of being a guest on Loren Pinilis’s very helpful podcast on Christian time management.

Loren is a great interviewer and I really enjoyed talking with him. I think we talked for almost three hours! He has broken up our conversation into several episodes in his podcast. Here’s the first episode. In it, we discuss:

  • The roles of discipline and passion
  • How to pursue excellence without being a perfectionist
  • What the difference is between a legalistic productivity approach and a gospel-based productivity approach.
  • How to approach productivity and life when you’re not really enjoying God’s grace and his love.
  • The crucial nature of understanding justification by faith alone and how that affects productivity
  • The roles of discernment and uncertainty in productivity
  • What it was like writing the book
  • What I hope readers take away from the book



  • Loren Pinilis

    Thanks for everything, Matt!