Apologetics for Kids, Part 3 of 4: Suffering and Evil

Apologetics for Kids, Part 3 of 4: Suffering and Evil

Part 2 is here Why is there so much suffering and evil in the world? Why doesn't God do more to heal the sick? Why doesn't he take down all the bad guys? Even little kids wonder about all the misery in the world. Hence, the latest apologetics session with my two oldest grandsons, age 12 and 10: the problem of evil. I asked the boys to pretend they were each creating a video game starring...

Speaking of LGBT+, Part 2 of 2

Speaking of LGBT+, Part 2 of 2

In the last post I noted that Christian students are often torn between their beliefs from home and their friends at school. Because their home (Christian) beliefs sometimes lack depth and support, they accommodate themselves to secular norms at...

Speaking of LGBT+, Part 1 of 2

Speaking of LGBT+, Part 1 of 2

In a recent intense week of ministry, I spoke on the topic of LGBT+ eight times to two different groups of high school students and a group of parents. Three observations: The pull from secular culture on students to...

Reflections from Israel, Part 1

Reflections from Israel, Part 1

Visiting Israel for the first time, I wondered what to expect. Would it be over-commercialized? Would the holy sites be little more than tourist traps? More lamentably, would I be too old and cynical to appreciate the simplicity of,...

A Gen Z Additive, Part 3 of 3: Making A (Caring) Case

A Gen Z Additive, Part 3 of 3: Making A (Caring) Case

In the prior post, I suggested an overall conversational approach for relating to Gen Z. It involves asking good questions, listening carefully, sharing from our own lives, and using "I" statements rather than definitive "truth" statements. This approach helps...

A Gen Z Additive, Part 2 of 3: Building Trust

A Gen Z Additive, Part 2 of 3: Building Trust

In my prior post I offered some general notes about Gen Z gleaned from online and InterVarsity sources. My own "additive" consists of four suggestions for relating to Gen Z. They arise from my many experiences in dorm lounges,...

A Gen Z Additive, Part 1 of 3: Who is Gen Z?

A Gen Z Additive, Part 1 of 3: Who is Gen Z?

Having trouble understanding Gen Z these days? In education, Gen Z refers to middle schoolers all the way up through graduate students in their mid-20s. A few Gen Z characteristics include low religious affiliation, mental health struggles, left-leaning political...

About Me

Rick Mattson

Evangelist & Writer

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

SUBSCRIBE! You'll be notified by email whenever a new post comes out
Loading

Categories