Matthew David Morris
Matthew David Morris is an artist, a cultivator of good questions, and a lover of the human heart. He is pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Iliff School of Theology and is in 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.
In February of 2018, 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. In May of 2018, with the support of the Episcopal Evangelism Society, he launched the podcast, Lectio Musica, a weekly lectionary & music podcast that featured original music written in response to scripture.
With a music career spanning nearly 30 years, Matthew David has written songs for some of the world most renown artists, including Cher, Christina Aguilera, and Justin Timberlake. His 2010 album, /When Everything Breaks Open/, released under the name “Matt Morris”, was a collaboration with Timberlake and legendary guitarist, Charlie Sexton. His most recent collaboration is the song “Take Me Alive,” featured on the new album/movie project by artist and activist, Michael Franti.
Matthew David seeks to inspire those he works and ministers with to use their creativity as tool for liberation and a vehicle for experiencing a fuller, more meaningful life.