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 2 weeks 1 day 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 5 weeks 1 day 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...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 7 weeks 22 hours ago
Imagination is defined as, "The faculty of imagining or of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses."For privileged Christians who have lived the...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 17 weeks 2 hours ago
Faith is a journey, a Pilgrim’s Progress filled with mistakes, learning, humble interactions, and life-changing events. Here are a few things I would do differently if I could go back and start over:...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 18 weeks 24 min ago
Few things are presented more inaccurately than Christianity. Often marketed through evangelism as a joyful, peaceful, loving, easy way to overcome the hardships of this world, in reality practicing...