Finding Your Slot

Rick Mattson Devotion 0 Comments

Recently I made the extremely difficult decision to withdraw from the music ministry at Grace Church Roseville. The Mattson brothers started with music early in life.That’s me posing with the trumpet. I’ve been in music non-stop since childhood. Were my late father, Donn Mattson, still around, he might be disappointed. Why did I do it? Ten reasons. I’ll name one. Perhaps …

Elevator Apologetics last post: Miracles

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I’m writing a book on apologetics. It’s a book that offers to lay people (and professionals) images and illustrations for use in everyday conversations. No special training required. This current series of blog posts is taken from the book. A publisher has a proposal from me in its que, at present. A final image, then, in this series:  Miracles are …

Elevator Apologetics part 9: An Empty Pub

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When I’m on the road visiting college campuses, students often ask me about hell. Some say they’d rather live in hell than sit around in heaven, suffering the torture of perpetual, saintly dull. In response, I’ve been offering up this image:  Hell is like an empty pub.  The promise of partying with one’s friends in hell evaporates in the illusions …