About Matt Perman


I am the former Director of Strategy for Desiring God in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to that I was Director of Internet Ministries, where I led the design and launch of the new Desiring God website release in 2006. I also have an M.Div. from Southern Seminary.

I am currently in process of launching a new organization devoted to equipping Christians theologically and practically, especially in the developing world.

My first book, What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Changes the Way You Get Things Done, is published with Zondervan and is now out.

I’m on the board of The Elisha Foundation and Cruciform Press, and the advisory board for The Haiti Collective.

I live in the Minneapolis, MN area.

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About the Blog

I blog on productivity, leadership, theology, and culture. I find these subjects interesting in themselves, but my ultimate aim is to help build up and equip the church.

Theology matters because it fuels worship and is the essential foundation for all practice as Christians.

However, simply understanding theology is not enough. We also must apply what we know. Further, it’s not enough to simply intend to do good, make our organizations and communities better, and build others up. We have to know the best ways to actually accomplish those things. Understanding productivity and leadership helps us do that.

So productivity and leadership are not ends in themselves; they are means of doing good for others. Everything we do as Christians needs to be understood in that light: as a means of serving others and putting them first, not ourselves. This perspective changes the way you think about everything.

There are four core values behind this blog:

Some foundational posts that might help give you a flavor of this blog and my thinking include: