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Author: Matt Lantz

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Matt Lantz

Former Forge Director

Matt is the founding director of the Forge program and led the ministry from 2005-2017. He is married to his wife, Darcie, and they have three children. Matt has earned a Bachelors degree from Texas Christian University and a Master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. When Matt isn’t investing in the lives of students, he enjoys amateur photography, genealogical research, and his regular dose of wrestling matches with his children.


Studying the Bible: Research

by Matt LantzPosted Dec 29, 2014

Bible open to 1 Peter

This is the fourth post in a series of articles that outline some basic steps to practice in studying the Bible. For a list of all the posts, click here. Step 4: Research the Book After taking the time to outline the book and understand the author’s flow of thought throughout the letter, I then […]

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Studying the Bible: Outline

by Matt LantzPosted Nov 10, 2014

Bible open to 1 Peter

This is the third post in a series of articles that outline some basic steps to practice in studying the Bible. For a list of all the posts, click here. Step 3: Outline the Whole Book Once I have read the book three times, I’ll use the information I gathered while reading through the book […]

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Studying the Bible: Where to Begin?

by Matt LantzPosted Sep 29, 2014

Bible open to 1 Peter

I remember when I was a freshman in college that I loved reading the Bible and wanted to study it deeply, but I felt like I didn’t possess the tools I needed to be able to effectively or meaningfully study it. I didn’t know where to start and, even if I did attempt to start, […]

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The Forge: Pine Cove’s Discipleship Program

by Matt LantzPosted Jun 6, 2013

Forge Guys

Summer is here and the excitement of campers being back at Pine Cove for another transforming week of camp is in the air. We are looking forward to all that God wants to accomplish this summer. In addition to the ongoing summer ministries of our camps, many people might not realize that Pine Cove is […]

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