Apologetics

Muslim Dialogue

Muslim Dialogue

I just finished my fourth public conversation with a Muslim leader. In this case, Rihabi Mohamed, PH.D. I found him to be polite, articulate, and caring. A model dialogue partner. * Three things (of many) that I'm learning, through...

Apologetics for Kids

Apologetics for Kids

My daughter Kelli and husband Greg have a vision for educating their five boys in the ways of the Lord. This includes giving them plenty of "why's" to believe in Jesus. So Kelli recruited me to give the first...

Objective Truth is Back

Objective Truth is Back

On a Christian podcast I listened to recently (which shall go unnamed), the speaker was lamenting the loss of "absolute truth" in our world. Postmodernism was to blame. But I wonder, perhaps, if that commentary is outdated by about...

“Meta” Part 2 of 2: Intellectual Virtue

“Meta” Part 2 of 2: Intellectual Virtue

In the prior post I mentioned three criteria for evaluating religious truth claims: coherence, explanatory ability, and evidence. These criteria, however, are mere concepts. They don't do any work in themselves. A crucial question then is, What is our...

Must Religious Beliefs be “Right?” Part 2 of 2

Must Religious Beliefs be “Right?” Part 2 of 2

In the prior post I mentioned how Ben, an international student in Chicago, voiced the “lottery objection” to faith in Jesus. To summarize: Picking the right religious beliefs out of the thousands available is like winning the lottery. There's...

Must Religious Beliefs be “Right?” Part 1 of 2

Must Religious Beliefs be “Right?” Part 1 of 2

Recently I enjoyed an extended conversation with a group of students in Chicago. They voiced many questions and objections regarding Christianity. One international student I’ll call Ben said, “I’m against the idea that you have to have the right...

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Rick Mattson

Evangelist & Writer

Hello & welcome to my blog! My name is Rick Mattson and I'm a traveling evangelist/apologist.

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