About Matthew Distefano

God Made Adam, Eve, and Steve

For the good part of thirty years, I held to the belief that homosexuality was a sin in the eyes of God. [Read more…]

Theology and Sports

Maybe I’m a masochist, at least when it comes to sports. You see, my favorite franchises are the Boston Red Sox, Tottenham Hotspur, and the San Jose Sharks. [Read more…]

Indeed Very Many: Universalism in the Early Church

While the doctrine of universal reconciliation has indeed been a minority position throughout most of Christian history, all one has to do is turn to Augustine, a clear non-Universalist, to see how it was once upon a time a rather popular doctrine. [Read more…]

Why Boycotting Disney over a Gay Character Is Childish and Hypocritical

I recently saw Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with my six year old daughter. We loved it. [Read more…]

An Open Letter to My Fellow Christians

No matter what we think of the current sociopolitical situation, whether we endorse the present administration or bemoan it, we cannot deny the gravity of the state we find ourselves in. [Read more…]

We Don’t Win If They Lose

I was just about to hit the scan button again—in hopes that I could spare myself the piety spewing forth from this fluent-in-Christianese preacher man—when he said something that stopped me dead in my tracks… [Read more…]

If all are saved, then why follow Jesus?

The question assumes that if there is no eternal hell awaiting those who fail to choose Jesus as their “personal Lord and Savior” in this life, then Jesus is not worth following. [Read more…]

Crying out in the Wilderness: A Lamentation

Here we are, as a species, teetering on the edge of ruin. We’ve flattened Syria with our implements of death. We’re obliterating each other all throughout Africa, the Middle East, in Southeast Asia, and so very many other places. North Koreans are living in a dystopian society that looks akin to something George Orwell dreamt up. [Read more…]