Thrive Today is a resource channel seeking to provide applicable, educational and engaging content to followers of Jesus Christ regardless of where they are in their spiritual journey.We believe that the Christian faith isn’t just for Sunday in Church; our faith informs every decision we make and every issue we face every day of the week. We want to give access to great biblical teaching for people who are seeking to grow in their understanding of what living as a Christian day-to-day means in their own lives.

We hope that this growing resource channel will encourage and challenge you, to help you worship and help you think, and to give you ongoing practical biblical application for your faith journey. Don’t expect to agree with everything you read or hear at Thrive Today. Christians often disagree on how to apply the principles of the Bible to the challenges and questions we face today. But you can expect to encounter biblical teaching, discussion around applying Scripture to our everyday lives and information meaningful to the Christian life with an emphasis on scripture engagement. The goal is to continually align ourselves with God’s purpose for our lives so that we can THRIVE.

Meet The Presenters

Dr Matt Jacoby

Matt is the teaching pastor at his church in Victoria, Australia, lecturer at the Melbourne School of Theology, an author, a songwriter and, a musician leading the Psalms project band Sons of Korah.

Matt has a doctorate in philosophy and theology from the University of Melbourne, and is the author of the daily Bible reading guide Thrive launched in 2005. Matt's most recent work as an author is his book Deeper Places (Baker Books USA 2013) with an expanded edition released in 2019. In Deeper Places, Matt shares a rich portrait of authentic spirituality. A gifted teacher and Bible scholar, Matthew is invited to speak at conferences and churches where he brings a fresh but foundational perspective to Scripture.

“I do a lot of teaching these days in my various roles but I always see myself more as a learner. I love learning. I enjoy academic learning and because of that I am a perpetual student of many disciplines. But most of all I love learning to live life the way God made me to live it.” MJ

DJ Paine

DJ is a podcaster, photographer and has had a number of years experience as a Christian Radio Breakfast announcer. He would consider himself a professional Christian music geek & amateur Bible nerd. DJ was raised on the Gold Coast and studied at Word Of Life Bible College in Sydney.

Devoted husband of Benita Paine and proud of their three boys: the #BrothersPaine

“If you have ever wondered if God has a place for you in His plan... or if you have ever felt you are just a round peg trying to fit into a square hole... well I want to encourage you: if God can use a goof like me then we are all in good hands! I love the scriptures and if I can leave any legacy behind it is simply to say: read the Bible, the Bible is God’s light by which we can really see the universe.” DJ

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