Matt Kaufman

Matt Kaufman has been a columnist for Boundless since the site’s founding in 1998, and did a stint as editor in 2002-2003. He’s also a former staffer and current contributing editor for Focus on the Family Citizen magazine. Matt is a freelance writer/editor who spent some years in Colorado, but gave up the mountains for the cornfields: He now lives in his hometown of Urbana, home of the University of Illinois. His house is a five minute drive from the one where he grew up, and he enjoys daily walks around the park where he used to play baseball.

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The Generational-Pride Trap

“Do not be proud of the fact that your grandmother was shocked at something which you are accustomed to seeing or hearing without being shocked,” G.K. Chesterton wrote in 1935. “It may mean that your grandmother was an extremely lively and vital animal …

When Love Is Bad

The rise and fall of King Solomon is one of Scripture’s great tragedies. Solomon had it all, and for a while he used his gifts wisely and well. But he began the practice of “marriage alliance” (first cited in 1 Kings 3:1) — political marriages with man …

The Difference Between Faith and Complacency

Jane (not her real name) had just lost her job. Jane is a Christian, as are many if not most of her friends. And as they rallied around her on Facebook, seeking to encourage her, a recurring theme emerged in their comments: “You lost that job, but the …

Speak of the Devil

A few weeks back, an interviewer asked Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia whether he believed in heaven and hell. Sure I do, Scalia replied, adding: “I even believe in the devil.” The interviewer seemed to think this was remarkable if not bizarre, an …

Little Things Mean a Lot to Your Pastor

Few people have a clue about the burdens pastors carry. That’s due both to the men and to the job: The men generally are humble, not self-promoting, and the job entails a lot of personal ministry and confidentiality. Those who do see the pastor’s work …

The Rewards of Service

I once served on a church nominating committee, seeking volunteers to serve on other boards and committees. It was a brief experience but a memorable one: For a couple of months, lots of people stopped making eye contact with me. Church members I used …

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