Matthew Croasmun

  • Director, Life Worth Living Program, Yale Divinity School

  • Lecturer, Humanities & Divinity, Yale University

  • Associate Research Scholar, Yale Center for Faith & Culture, Yale Divinity School


Matthew Croasmun is Associate Research Scholar and director of the Life Worth Living program at the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale Divinity School and lecturer of Humanities at Yale University. He also serves as faith initiative director at Grace Farms Foundation and as staff pastor at the Elm City Vineyard Church. He received his B.A. in Music from Yale College, an M.A.R. in Bible from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies (New Testament) from Yale University. In 2015, he was awarded the Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise. He is author of The Emergence of Sin: the Cosmic Tyrant in Romans (OUP, 2017), Let Me Ask You a Question: Conversations with Jesus (Upper Room, 2018), co-editor of Envisioning the Good Life: Essays on God, Christ, and Human Flourishing in Honor of Miroslav Volf (Cascade, 2017), and co-author with Miroslav Volf of For the Life of the World: Theology that Makes a Difference (Brazos, 2019). An ordained Vineyard pastor, Matthew has preached in Vineyard, Covenant, Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopal and non-denominational churches in the United States, Dominican Republic, Switzerland, Germany, and Ghana. Rooted in the Christian church, much of Matthew’s work, from the Life Worth Living program at YCFC to the faith initiative at Grace Farms, operates at the boundaries of religious and ideological identity, helping diverse communities ask the big questions of life across important and enduring lines of difference.

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Theology: Flourishing