Matthew A. LaPine

My research and writing explores the biblical and theological framework within which we can appreciate contributions of neuroscience and psychology. My goal is to help Christians understand the mental health challenges they face both from a theological and physiological perspective. I offer short term non-licensed transitional counseling for Christians looking for the next steps or consulting for pastors and churches seeking to help them.

About me

Matthew LaPine is from Duluth, Minnesota. He is the Director of Christian Education at Citylight Church in Omaha, NE. He has been an adjunct professor for the last four years at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2019-22) and Reformed Theological Seminary (2022), where he taught Old and New Testament, Theology, Hermeneutics, Ethics, Apologetics, and Theological Foundations of Counseling (RTS). 

He holds a PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL) under Kevin Vanhoozer. He writes on theology, emotion, and mental health. He published his book The Logic of the Body with Lexham Press in 2020. It was a finalist for Christianity Today’s book of the year in Theology and Ethics in 2021. 

Matt is married to Molly. They have lived in Iowa, Texas, Ohio, and Wisconsin. They have three girls. 

Contact at matthew (at) matthewalapine (dot) com