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 day 14 hours ago
Earth Day is often neglected by Christians because it’s not seen as an important issue — but what if environmentalism was essential to evangelism? In many ways, taking care of our environment is...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 1 week 19 hours ago
Many people exploit the Bible to furiously cast judgment on others — sinfully using condemnation, guilt, shame, fear, and hatred to abuse others — all under the guise of “accountability” and the...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 2 weeks 5 days ago
Christianity’s most common and subtle sin is … rationalization.‘Rationalization’ is defined as: an attempt to explain or justify (one's own or another's behavior or attitude) with logical,...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 2 weeks 6 days ago
Christianity consists of thousands of tribes, cliques, and communities — each with different theologies, traditions, and doctrinal beliefs. Within a Westernized society obsessed with celebrity,...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 3 weeks 5 days ago
“Christianity” is often used to manipulate, control, shame, judge, and hurt others. It’s influenced by politics, popularity, wealth, success, pride, hate, fear, selfishness, and a desire for power....