J.A. Medders is the Director of Theology and Content for Send Network. He is also pursuing his Ph.D. at Southern Seminary in biblical spirituality under the supervision of Dr. Donald S. Whitney. Jeff is a writer, a preacher, podcaster, and an unashamed coffee snob.

Spiritual Theology is the speaking and writing ministry/home for Jeff Medders. Here you will find his monthly newsletter, articles, and sermons.

You can request Jeff to speak at your event.

What is Spiritual Theology?
Spiritual Theology is not another branch of theology. It’s not wholly different from Christology, the precious doctrines on Christ, or Trinitarian studies, or even Eschatology. Spiritual Theology isn’t the snooty cousin, a holier-than-thou practice of theology, looking down on systematic textbooks a…

Read this for an introduction to Spiritual Theology

Jeff's Books


Jeff often writes for Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, For The Church, He Reads Truth, 9 Marks, New Churches, The Gospel Project Curriculum, and more.

Jeff has been published in the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Biola University, and The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology.


Jeff appears on many podcasts to talk about preaching, ministry, and his books. Notable shows:


  • Ph.D., Biblical Spirituality (in progress) | The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
  • M.A., Church Ministries | The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
  • B.A., Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling | The College of Biblical Studies, Houston, TX


  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Fellow at the Center for Baptist Renewal
  • Reformation Fellowship
  • The Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality