What I’m Working on, Part 3 of 3: The Body

What I’m Working on, Part 3 of 3: The Body

I'll never be accused of having a manly body. My mom told me growing up that I had girly legs. I wasn't offended by this observation because I couldn't disagree. Why duck from the truth? One of the things I'm working on these days is the body. Part 1 is here: Living Inside-to-out Part 2 is here: Black Theology This post: Every few weeks...

What I’m Working on Part 2 of 3: Black Theology

What I’m Working on Part 2 of 3: Black Theology

This series is simply about things I'm working on. I'm not claiming that "what I'm working on" is anything uniquely important or profound. Yet, I wish I knew more of what others are working on (I'd love to hear from you!). So perhaps you'd like to hear my list. #1: Living inside-to-out (prior post): Starting with prayer and Scripture and building life out from...

“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 part? What is our personal responsibility for properly utilizing the three criteria? The meta I'd like to suggest that our part in handling the criteria...

Evangelism for All Time, Part 5: Front Door, Side Door (conversation skills)

Evangelism for All Time, Part 5: Front Door, Side Door (conversation skills)

Part 4, "Reverse Evangelism" is here. In evangelistic conversation, start with the Side Door In witness, when you begin a statement with the words, "As a Christian, I . . . ," you're using the Side Door. That is, you're telling something of your story and beliefs. You're being testimonial. For example, you might say, "As a Christian, I pray for the sick ....

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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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