I’m Writing a Book With An Atheist

I’m Writing a Book With An Atheist

My whole life I've hung out with atheists. Now I'm writing a book with an atheist friend, Tom Jump. Tom is a successful YouTuber with over 30k followers. It's there on his YouTube channel that he debates Christians and other theists. The book we're writing together is about ethics, entitled, Objective Morality Without God? A Friendly Debate Between an Atheist and a Christian Naturally,...

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

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

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). With such disparate starting points, it's hard to achieve productive dialogue between the two sides. Thus, I'd like to offer three suggestions: Listen: As an...

A Rift in the Modern Church, Part 2 of 3: Liberal-Evangelical Dialogue

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

Part 1 of this series is here. It's about working with evangelical and liberal students on campus. A few years ago I was sitting in a fascinating seminary class called “Liberal-Evangelical Dialogue.” I’d already been in that dialogue for a decade at a pair of liberal colleges in Minnesota. I’d found the conversation between liberals and evangelicals on campus stimulating, challenging, and sometimes frustrating....

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

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

I've been reading the noted historian, George Marsden, professor emeritus at the University of Notre Dame. He tells of the great split that occurred among Protestants in the early 20th c. between "liberals" and "evangelicals." Liberals were concerned to save the intellectual respectability of Protestantism. In response to cultural forces as represented by Darwin, Freud, and scholarly critique of the Bible, liberals reinterpreted Christianity...

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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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