Let's face it: Christianity has a PR Problem. The secular world often paints Christian faith as intolerant, oppressive, superstitious, and incompatible with the modern world we live in. Amidst such attacks, faithful Christians can feel powerless in defending their views, especially when the opposition points to wrongdoings done in the name of Christianity or by Christians. In Christianity's PR Problem, Dr. Mark Mattes addresses these concerns head on. By unmasking the inconsistencies of these assumptions and relying on the cross of Jesus Christ, he accepts the challenge presented by secularism to help faithful Christians who want to share their faith with loved ones and those who buy into secular assumptions about the faith.
Mark Mattes serves as the Lutheran Bible Institute Chair in Bible and Theology at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. He has authored several books, including Luther's Theology of Beauty: A Reappraisal (Baker Academic, 2017), The Role of Justification in Contemporary Theology (Eerdmans, 2004), and Law and Gospel in Action: Foundations, Ethics, Church (New Reformation Press, 2019), and edited numerous other books. He serves as an Associate Editor for Lutheran Quarterly and on the Continuation Committee of the International Luther Congress.