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 days 2 hours 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 1 week 3 days 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 2 weeks 3 days 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...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 7 weeks 1 day ago
Christians ultimately attend church to meet with God. But sometimes we turn our churches into distractions, and spiritual leaders mistakenly prioritize things beyond God, becoming obsessed...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 8 weeks 4 days ago
It’s tempting for many Christians to put on a disguise. This is especially true of people within church leadership. Expectations need to be fulfilled, roles need to be played, and responsibilities...