How should Christians approach conversations about faith withÂ atheists? At the Urbana Student Missions Conference, Rick Mattson examined common atheist arguments and argued forÂ a holistic Christian response that includes intellect, care-giving, and friendship.
From Dec 27 – Jan 1, volunteers with our network of early career Christian academics are liveblogging seminars at the Urbana conference, a mission-focused student gathering of 16,000 Christians from across North America and the world. This post was co-written by May Yuan and Nina Thomas.
Rick Mattson (Twitter) is a traveling apologist and evangelistÂ who has servedÂ InterVarsity/USA for over thirty years. He attended Southwest Minnesota State University, and has been on short-term missions to Mexico, Russia, and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Mattson currently holds a M. Div. in Philosophy of Religion at Bethel Seminary. He is the author of the book, Faith is Like Skydiving, a collection of dozens of easy-to-use images to explain Christianity. In addition, he is currently an InterVarsity staff worker at Macalester College and St. Olaf College in Minnesota, and has traveled to over 50 different campuses as a speaker. [Read more…] about Loving our Atheist Neighbors with Truth and Love: Rick Mattson at Urbana