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Matthew Tingblad

God is Real!

God is Good!

God is Worth it!

A message from Matthew:

I believe that the greatest event in history is when Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, and I really want the rest of the world to know about it! Jesus is my joy, my life, and my king! I’m not trying to be cliché or strangely pious. Nor am I interested in feel-good fluff, pointless legalism or endless speculative banter. God is real to me, both through personal experience and in my persuasion that the reasons for belief in Him are powerful and compelling. Whether I am speaking face-to-face with someone, talking on stage or writing blog posts, I hope to help others think and feel that way too.

I have learned a lot from engaging with opposing viewpoints of all kinds. But at the end of the day, I still find myself persuaded that the Christian message of Jesus is good news for the whole world and this news is the kind of stuff which any believing person would want to share with anyone and everyone.

Before I knew God, I was that kid in church who made Sunday School teachers question their calling in life. But around that time, at a very young age, my amazing parents told me that Jesus saves and I needed to invite Him into my life. I didn’t think much of it, but it seemed like a good idea so I did it. God instantly transformed me. The light turned on and I suddenly had this new desire to be respectful and kind to those around me. I didn’t even realize that it had anything to do with such a simple prayer until I thought about it sometime later.

Education and clarity of thought are really important to me, especially since there is so much confusion swirling around the internet these days. Because of this, I currently attend Talbot School of Theology at Biola University in La Mirada, California. I also work as a researcher for Josh McDowell Ministry and I have some speaking and writing experience through Cru campus ministry. I don’t claim to know everything, but I do know this: God is real, God is good, and God is worth it!

Yours in Christ,
Matthew