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 5 hours 20 min 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 2 weeks 3 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 11 weeks 6 days 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 12 weeks 6 days 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 15 weeks 6 hours 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...