Help My Unbelief (20th Anniversary Edition)
: "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!" Nothing has motivated Fleming Rutledge in her preaching more than addressing people's struggles with doubt. Now with a new preface from the author, Help My Unbelief speaks directly to the "faithful doubters"...
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"Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"
Nothing has motivated Fleming Rutledge in her preaching more than addressing people's struggles with doubt. Now with a new preface from the author, Help My Unbelief speaks directly to the "faithful doubters" and the "unbelieving believers" of the church who wrestle with questions and uncertainties about Christian faith.
What if I'm not very religious?
Why isn't it enough just to be good and loving?
How can I respond to an abstraction like the Trinity?
Isn't Christianity outmoded?
Can we still believe in the Resurrection today?
Fleming Rutledge approaches these questions with a combination of pastoral warmth and theological fearlessness, aligning herself with those seeking answers and pointing readers toward the One who creates and sustains faith.
Fleming Rutledge is an Episcopal priest now engaged in a nationwide ministry of preaching and teaching. Her other best-selling books have been widely acclaimed across denominational boundaries and have established her reputation as one of America's finest preachers.
Titles by Fleming Rutledge include Help My Unbelief; The Battle for Middle-earth: Tolkien's Divine Design in The Lord of the Rings; The Bible and The New York Times; The Seven Last Words from the Cross; The Undoing of Death and Not Ashamed of the Gospel: Sermons from Paul's Letter to the Romans.
Most recently she has produced And God Spoke to Abraham: Preaching from the Old Testament
- :<p><b>table Of Contents</b></p><p>introduction: &ldquo;help My Unbelief&rdquo; (mark 9:24)<br /><br /> The Nature Of God<br /> Haven&rsquo;t We Learned How To Deal With The Important Questions Without Recourse To The God Hypothesis?<br /> 1. Moses And Monotheism: A Response To Dr. Freud<br /> Doesn&rsquo;t Everybody Have His Or Her Own Idea Of God?<br /> 2. Re-imagining And Revelation<br /> How Can I Respond To An Abstraction Like The Trinity?<br /> 3. The Trinity In The Last Ditch<br /><br /> Guilt And Innocence: Justification By Grace Through Faith<br /> Isn&rsquo;t Christianity About Being Good?<br /> 4. Christ Vs. Adam: Kosovo And Beyond<br /> 5. Death Sentence, Life Sentence<br /> What Makes Us Ok With God?<br /> 6. Flying First Class<br /> Shouldn&rsquo;t We Get Rid Of The Idea That God Is Judgmental?<br /> 7. Access To Peter<br /> Didn&rsquo;t St. Paul Mess Up The Simple Gospel Of Jesus?<br /> 8. Hope Among The Weeds<br /> Don&rsquo;t We Need To Make Christianity More Inclusive?<br /> 9. True Inclusiveness<br /> 10. Mrs. Hammer, Mrs. Durr, Brother Will, And The Word Of Faith<br /> Why All The Theological Apparatus? Isn&rsquo;t It Enough Just To Be Loving?<br /> 11. The Faces Of Love<br /> 12. Love And Power<br /> 13. Rewriting The Book Of Love<br /><br /> The Gospel And Religion<br /> What If I&rsquo;m Not Very Religious?<br /> 14. No Religion Here Today<br /> 15. The Once And Future Doctrine<br /><br /> Sin, Evil, And Suffering<br /> We Don&rsquo;t Still Talk About Sin, Do We?<br /> 16. God-damned Christians<br /> What Does The Cross Mean?<br /> 17. Common Sense, Or Christ-crucified?<br /> 18. Steering Toward The Pain<br /> 19. King, And God, And Sacrifice<br /><br /> Faith And Works<br /> If God Is Doing Everything, What Is There For Us To Do?<br /> 20. The Resurrection Reach-out<br /> If We Focus On Eschatology (god&rsquo;s Future), Doesn&rsquo;t That Discourage Human Action In The Present?<br /> 21. Money In Trust<br /><br /> Contemporary Attitudes Toward The Gospel<br /> Isn&rsquo;t Christianity Outmoded?<br /> 22. Can These Bones Live?<br /> 23. Nothing Virtual Tonight<br /> How Can I Believe Stories Like That Of The Transfiguration?<br /> 24. Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory<br /> Can We Today Continue To Believe In The Resurrection?<br /> 25. Death Shall Have No Dominion<br /> 26. A Way Out Of No Way<br /> 27. Doubting And Believing<br /> Hasn&rsquo;t The Notion Of The Second Coming Been Discarded?<br /> 28. Jesus Will Show<br /> 29. Beyond The Valley Of Ashes<br /> Isn&rsquo;t The Bible Patriarchal?<br /> 30. Ruth&rsquo;s Redeemer<br /> 31. Abigail&rsquo;s Strategy<br /> 32. Lydia: The First Christian In Europe<br /><br /> Coda: Two Stories Of Little Faith Grown Great<br /> 33. Gideon&rsquo;s Three Hundred<br /> 34. Even Peter, Even Us</p>