Dr. Matthew Arbo is the Jewell and Joe L. Huitt Associate Professor of Theological Studies and Director of the Center for Faith and Public Life at Oklahoma Baptist University. Prior to his arrival at OBU, Arbo served for three years as Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.
Arbo is the author of The Virtues: An Introduction and Outline (Lexham Publishing, 2021), Walking Through Infertility: Biblical, Theological, and Moral Counsel for those who are Struggling (Crossway, 2018), and Political Vanity: Adam Ferguson on the Moral Tensions of Early Capitalism (Fortress Press, 2014), His essays and articles on wide-ranging moral and political questions appear in several edited volumes and top-tier journals, including Political Theology, Studies in Christian Ethics, and the Evangelical Review of Society and Politics. Arbo is active in the scholarly community, contributing as an invited panelist or presenter for conferences at Princeton University, University of Notre Dame, and Tyndale House (Cambridge), among others. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, Society of Christian Ethics, and Evangelical Theological Society. Dr. Arbo is an appointed Research Fellow in Christian Ethics for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.