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A Rift in the Modern Church: Where It Originated (Part 1 of 3)

A Rift in the Modern Church, Part 3 of 3: Three Suggestions

In the prior post I mentioned that evangelicals and liberals* tend to have differing starting points: Scripture as interpreted historically, going back to the creeds (evangelicals); and science along with the best of contemporary culture and learning (liberal theologians)....

It’s Not About the Numbers. Or Is It? Part 1 of 2

It’s Not About the Numbers. Or Is It? Part 1 of 2

A church I'm familiar with closed its doors, recently, due to low attendance numbers. Lacking sufficient volunteers and income, they were forced to call it quits. I visited the final service. The message for the morning was presented from...

It’s Not About the Numbers. Or Is It? Part 2 of 2

It’s Not About the Numbers. Or Is It? Part 2 of 2

In the prior post I asked the question of whether growth is a proper measure of a ministry. Some say yes, because the kingdom of God should be ever expanding. Others object. They measure ministry by how faithful its...

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Rick Mattson

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

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