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 12 hours 43 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...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 2 weeks 1 day ago
Christianity is a lifelong journey of learning new things, growing in wisdom, and interacting with a wide array of difficult topics. Boldly asking tough questions is essential to spiritual...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 3 weeks 6 days ago
Theology doesn’t save us from spiritual burnout — people do.No matter how convincing our doctrines and beliefs may be, they’re ultimately empty and unsatisfying if there’s no human...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 5 weeks 14 hours ago
Christians often talk about actively changing the world, but too often, we just sit still and passively watch the struggles of others without participating, leading, or caring. We don’t love.Why...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 6 weeks 12 hours ago
Unfortunately, American values are often completely in conflict with the Gospel of Jesus.We point to the Bible and use verses like Romans 13:1-7 to show that it’s actually God-ordained to submit to...