The Common Good

Stephen Mattson

Stephen Mattson blogs at stephenjmattson.com. He's contributed for Relevant Magazine, Redletterchristians.org, and studied Youth Ministry at the Moody Bible Institute. He is now on staff at the University of Northwestern – St. PaulMinn. Follow him on Twitter @mikta.

Blog Posts by Stephen Mattson

Posted by Stephen Mattson 1 week 2 days ago
With the unimaginable evils being committed by ISIS and other terror groups around the world, many Christians are calling for their violent destruction — some even voluntarily taking up arms.At first...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 2 weeks 3 days ago
There’s no such thing as a perfect Christian, and there’s no such thing as perfect Christianity.They don’t exist. One of the biggest lies Satan can tell you is that perfect spirituality can be...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 3 weeks 3 days ago
For Christians, it’s sometimes hard to admit believing in the supernatural, the legitimacy of miracles, an afterlife, and following an ancient text written thousands of years ago by numerous authors...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 6 weeks 6 days ago
The gospel message of Jesus is about love. God is love, and God wants us to reflect this reality to the world around us. But while Christians have been taught this simple reality for...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 9 weeks 6 days ago
Sometimes we dehumanize people by speaking, thinking, or imagining about them in generalizations, by covering their true identity with generic labels and terms that are impersonal, cold, and less...