The Goal

The goal of Tea In Solitude is cultivate biblical literacy and theological competency with the purpose of deeper spiritual formation and a life of complete obedience to Jesus.


TIS is for members of the covenant people of God through faith in Jesus, the Jewish Messianic King.


God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. Three Persons, One Substance. Our Story is all about Him.


Salvation is from God, for a people, and through a people. This means that the life of holiness and the life of mission are inseparable. In the Cross we witness not only the perfect, self-giving love of God, but also the fulfillment of the mission of God to Israel, and the world.

The Author

Dr. Matthew I. Ayars

  • Author

    Matt is the Author of Tea in Solitude, Salvation in Fresh Perspective (Wipf and Stock, 2015), Holy is a Four-Letter Word (co-Authored with Dr. Charles Lake), and several scholarly articles.

  • Family

    Matt is married (to Stacey) and has three beautiful daughters (Lily, Sofie, and Nora).

  • PhD

    Matt has a PhD in Old Testament (Biblical Hebrew Poetry and Linguistics) from the University of Chester, England.

  • President of Emmaus Biblical Seminary

    Matt has been serving as President of EBS since 2012. Prior to that he served as Provost and Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies