B.S., Pastoral Ministry and Bible, Clarks Summit University
M.Div., Systematic Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M., Systematic Theology, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Communication, Regent University
Professional Affiliations: Central States Communication Association, Evangelical Theological Society, National Communication Association, Network for New Media, Religious and Digital Culture Studies, and Religious Communication Association.
Publication: Mattson, B. and Phillips, A. (2019). Articulating Christianity and Patriotism: Identifying a Hermeneutical Impasse through Emerging Meanings in Pro Football and the the Proliferation of Protest: Anthem Posture in a Divided America. Edited by Stephen D. Perry. Lexington Books: New York, NY.
Before transitioning into academia, Mr. Mattson served as a lead pastor of a local church for nine and a half years. During that time, he was licensed and ordained in the ministry. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Mr. Mattson also works as a freelance editor with Zondervan where he has provided content oversight for numerous academic videos. In addition to film oversight, he has created content for a number of Zondervan’s academic courses such as Galatians and Know Why You Believe. He has provided manuscript oversight for James K. A. Smith’s’ book All Things Hold Together in Christ which was published by the Colossian Forum and Baker Publishing. Mr. Mattson’s research interests include: religious rhetoric; media effects on Christianity; theological discourse; and communication and technology.
Mr. Mattson has been married to his wife, Rachel, since 2001 and together they live with their three children in Hudsonville, MI.