The Square Inch

Brian Mattson
Weekly thoughts on Christianity and culture.
Created 01 Apr 2020
  • 2021 In Review
    31 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 1 3
    Dear Friends, We’ve somehow made it another trip around the sun. The days are long but years are short. That’s a lyric from a song I wrote, and for me it proves truer every passing year. How did twelv...
  • How Great Is The Love...
    24 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 2 1
    Dear Friends, “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are!”—1 John 3:1 My seven-year-old is currently sitting in her room, o...
  • Backlash(es)
    17 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 4 1
    Dear Friends, You know what I’m buying the family for Christmas? A new phone plan. I fear that if I were to unleash my full rage about my current situation with AT&T, you wouldn’t be that interested a...
  • Tend To Your Grove
    11 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 2 1
    Dear Friends, I have finally returned from my unplanned leave of absence! I apologize for not letting you know that I wouldn’t get a newsletter out last week; when I realized that I couldn’t get it do...
  • Giving Thanks
    26 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    Dear Friends, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. The Apostle Paul says that the deepest root of human dysfunction is that “they neither glorified him as God nor gave him thanks” (Rom. 1:21)....
  • Curiosity Begets Glory
    19 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    Dear Friends, Today Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges in his murder trial, and he literally fell to the ground and nearly stopped breathing. I imagine that was a pretty intense moment. As ...
  • McWhorter Whiffs
    12 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 7 1
    Dear Friends, Happy mid-November! The weather is finally cooling here in Big Sky Country, and most of the leaves have fallen. It is starting to feel snowish. After a brutal and desolate summer which f...
  • Some Punditry, Cancellation, and Whole-Person Economics
    05 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    Dear Friends, First, allow me just a bit of pure political punditry. After all, I basically took the entirety of 2021 off from politics, so I figure you can indulge me. The Virginia governor’s race wa...
  • "If Only You Would But Kneel"
    29 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 4 2
    Dear Friends, So I guess that’s that. People tell me that my Twitter account is still visible. But I’ve been locked out of it by the open-minded, freethinking, tolerant folks who run the place, and fr...
  • I Must Not Tell Lies
    25 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 4 1
    Dear Friends, I am sorry I didn’t get a newsletter out to you on Friday. I was attending and speaking at an event in the Philadelphia suburbs, and just never found the uninterrupted time to write it. ...
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