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 2 days 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 3 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...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 4 weeks 4 days ago
It’s easy for the faith of children to go unnoticed. But here are four spiritual things kids do better than adults:They Ask Questions:Nobody asks more — or better — questions than...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 9 weeks 1 day ago
Spiritual accountability and discipline are slowly becoming extinct within church communities Here are some reasons why:1. A Desire for Comfort and a Fear of Conflict:Confrontation is awkward,...
Posted by Stephen Mattson 10 weeks 2 days ago
Christianity is full of labels.Does caring about the environment make me a Liberal Christian?Does opposing to the death penalty make me a Leftist Christian?Does believing that women can preach make...