Lord, Help My Unbelief

Lord, Help My Unbelief

by Michael Rogness


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The secular, scientific world challenges faith in many ways. Many people have left the Christian church in disappointment. Yet in the midst of this complicated world, many people feel a deep hunger for spiritual depth and experience. Where does faith come from? How does a person "get" faith? How can doubts be surmounted? How does a person experience the presence of God in daily life? After countless conversations with persons searching for faith, the author summarizes the questions people have about faith and the church. Faith is part of everyday life and not an opposite of science. He proposes ways to experience the living presence of God in their lives. Faith is not simply believing in creeds. It is a trust, which results in vibrant living.

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ISBN-13: 9781606080511
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Michael Rogness recently retired as Professor of Preaching at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. He also served twenty years at parish pastor and three years as staff member of the Lutheran Ecumenical Institute in Strasbourg, France. He is author of The Hand That Holds Me and Preaching to a TV Generation.

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"In a time when Jesus can be found on Facebook, and podcasts are the venue through which the Word is heard, Michael Rogness brings us a book that connects! We live in a cynical time. No doubt about it. Yet, as Rogness stitches together a series of conversations that he has had with young people-conversations about God and church and what matters in life-he wraps his readers in a faith that is as old as Moses and as relevant as this morning's news."

—Scott Black Johnston, Senior Pastor, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City

"In a time when so many claim to be 'spiritual but not religious,' Rogness's warm and wise writings authentically address many of the hindrances people have toward God and the Christian faith. This book is a primer of faith for the disenfranchised everywhere! Rogness so well articulates how Jesus makes a decisive difference in one's life. This book will undoubtedly make a vital impact in the lives of all of us who find ourselves wavering somewhere between faith and unfaith, belief and disbelief."

—John M. Bjorge, Senior Pastor, First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach, Seattle, Washington

"Lord, Help My Unbelief directly and courageously addresses faith questions young people encounter as they make their way into their unfolding human powers. Every reader will find her intellectual and spiritual journeys honored as a wise elder speaks honestly and directly in fresh language clarifying as he persuades. Science, history, literature, and plain real-life experience come alongside Scripture and theology as Rogness 'gives reason for the faith that is within him and God's people.'"

—Roland Martinson, Professor of Youth, Children & Family Ministry, Luther Seminary

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