Matt Conner

Matt Conner is a former pastor and church planter turned writer and editor. He’s the founder of Analogue Media and lives in Indianapolis.


The Resistance, Episode 2: Lynn Renee Maxcy

By Matt Conner

We’ll start with the bad news: there’s no “other side” when it comes to resistance.

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The Resistance, Episode 1: Stephen Kellogg

By Matt Conner

Stephen Kellogg has spent the last two-plus decades trying to silence the surrounding voices.

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Introducing The Resistance Podcast

By Matt Conner

“Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.”
—Stephen Pressfield, The War of Art

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It’s All Gonna Be Magnificent

By Matt Conner

I didn’t want my own son.

Perhaps that’s a bit too honest, this essay a bit too public. But the sentiment was true, and truth, I’ve been told, can set us free.

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Bruce Springsteen and the Connective Tissue of “American Skin”

By Matt Conner

Amadou Diallo was nearly, literally, home free.

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Jenny & Tyler discuss their new album, There Will Be A Song

By Matt Conner

“I’m tired of being who I’m not,” sings Jenny Somers on the opening track of Jenny & Tyler‘s latest album, There Will Be A Song. It’s a vulnerable confession that anchors this first song and sets a tone for a record that lifts the lid on myriad struggles.

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When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

By Matt Conner

I think I made the wrong move. At least that’s how it feels.

A few weeks ago I resigned from my job as the teaching pastor at a church, a role I’ve held for the last two years. In the days immediately following the decision and announcement, I met with several people to explain my decision further. One meeting was particularly probing, a concerned acquaintance who was intense in his queries, almost investigative.

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A Votive for the Journey

By Matt Conner

There’s a picture I can’t shake.

It came to me in that undefinable space between deep sleep and the wakened world. At first I thought it was a dream until Read More ›

Melanie Penn Discusses Her First Christmas Album: Immanuel

By Matt Conner

Melanie Penn hopes you trust her when she tells the story of her latest album. Specifically, she’s hoping not to come across as too “mystical” or “freaky,” but the reality is Immanuel, Penn’s first Christmas album, was birthed in a supernatural way. Read More ›

Video: John Tibbs, “Won’t Let Me Go”

By Matt Conner

If you’re a fan of worship music, heartland rock and roll and/or Ben Shive, then we’ve got a nice surprise for you. John Tibbs is a popular singer-songwriter and worship leader who has Read More ›

Coming into a Clearing

By Matt Conner

This is the wrong day to feel this way.

It’s 9/11, and even without the memory of such a horrific strategy, Mother Nature is declaring war in a number of places. Read More ›

Andy Osenga on his new instrumental project, After Lake

By Matt Conner

Andrew Osenga is spinning some new creative plates these days, from a new career focus on helping young, developing artists find their footing to a new online songwriting course to his instrumental project After Lake (iTunes). Read More ›