Matthew David Morris is an artist, a cultivator of good questions, and a lover of the human heart. As a songwriter, he has written for some of the world’s most renowned performers, including Cher, Sarah McLachlan, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera.
With the support of the Episcopal Evangelism Society, Matthew David produces and hosts the new podcast, Lectio Musica, a once-weekly lectionary & music podcast. Each week the podcast features the upcoming Sunday readings from the Revised Common Lectionary, followed by an original song written as a musical response. Lectio Musica is both a podcast and a practice, and Matthew David hopes to encourage listeners to cultivate their own creative and artistic response to Christianity’s most sacred stories.
Matthew David is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Iliff School of Theology and is training as a postulant to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church. He ministers in a number of capacities within and among the churches of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon. Matthew David founded the new ministry, Beloved Community on Campus, which seeks to engage students in discernment about what it means to create an equitable, just, and liberative community on their college campus.