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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Time to Say Goodbye

I’ll try not to get too mushy, but I’ll tell you right up front that I’m feeling sentimental. Goodbye letters are like that. My roots at Boundless run deep. I’ve been writing here from the start, more than 15 years ago, and even did a stint as editor. …

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 …

A Shocking Christmas Carol

That title might sound odd, since of all the words to describe Christmas carols, shocking isn’t one that normally comes to mind. Beautiful, in many cases (“Silent Night”). Stirring, sometimes (“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”). But shocking? It doesn’t s …

Christian Guys in a Victoria’s Secret World

It’s come and gone again: The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the flesh-fest so relentlessly promoted on CBS that even those who choose not to watch it can hardly miss seeing a lot of it before it ever airs. The ads are countless, and if you wat …

Young Evangelicals Should Support Hobby Lobby

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Hobby Lobby’s challenge to a portion of Obamacare: a mandate requiring employers to fund health-care plans that cover potential abortion-inducing drugs. The owners of the arts-and-crafts chain — the Gree …

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 …

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