The Bad News is Part of the Good News
In this interview, Fleming Rutledge explores the themes of suffering and belief surrounding the Easter and Good Friday, as well as the implications of these stories for Christians in the rest of history.
A theory of jerks
Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc.
Nicodemus in the Shadows
Peter Wallace's reflection on Jesus’ ministry and death, based on texts from the gospel of John, is written from the perspective of Nicodemus who questions what it would be worth risking to stand with Jesus.
Will Montei, guest writing for "The Twelve", offers a stirring personal reflection on doubt and faith.
Reflecting on Luke 1:5-25, Edward McIlmail writes that Zechariah sees the angel yet doubts the message. Zechariah thought his age would hinder God’s plan. Despite our lack of faith, God goes ahead with his plan.
In this sermon on John 20:19-31, Susanna Metz explores the story of Thomas, suggesting that his doubt-filled road to faith can provide comfort and strength when understood in the context of his community of faith.
Doubt Strengthens Faith
Timothy Warren's sermon on John 20:19-31 maintains that doubt is part of faith. Rather than suppress doubts, we should use them as a means of discovery and enhancing belief.
In this article, video suggestions addressing doubt are suggested and summarized for use with John 20:19-31 (the story of “doubting Thomas”).
Doubting Thomas and Story as Sign
In this blog post on John 20:24-31, Debra Rienstra reflects on the story of "doubting Thomas" and the way that signs point us toward belief. Thomas, and believers today through stories like that of Thomas, come...
Doubt is not the enemy of faith
Joseph Yoo makes a case for helping people who struggle with doubt by honoring their questions and being willing to search with them, instead of giving pat answers. "The true enemy of faith is fear."
Resurrection Apprehension: Lots of Ideas to Calm Those Easter Sermon Fears
Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension, but Louis E. Lotz helps by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts.
Full Text Hymns on doubt
Through the Night of Doubt and SorrowPD
God of my faith, I offer you my doubtPD
Blessed Thomas, doubt no longer©
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Doubt--The Prelude to Faith
"No one really has faith until [they have] fought for it." In this sermon on John 20:24-29, Bill Self sees doubt as a normal precursor to faith and offers suggestions for moving from doubt to faith.
Doubt and belief
In this commentary on John 20:19-31, Cyril of Alexandria (c. 376 – 444) notes that other disciples besides Thomas had doubts about Jesus' resurrection (Luke 24:36-43), and emphasizes Jesus' patience with all of them.
Doubt No Longer
In this Eastertide sermon on Luke 24:35-48, Aidan Nichols discusses the difference between doubt and difficulty.
Doubt & Faith: Easter Confession
A prayer of confession and a plea for the hope and faith to live in response to Jesus' resurrection, rather than in doubt and fear. "The tomb is empty. We are forgiven, loved and restored."
Doubts Can Lead Us to Faith
This reflection by John van de Laar focuses on the disciples' struggles to understand Jesus's resurrection (John 20:24-29). They are an example of how doubt is a part of deepening faith.
Doubting Thomas at Work
This article uses the "doubting Thomas" theme to consider ministry and vocational doubts, specifically the tendency to want to measure success and the need for affirmation.
This 19th century painting by Carl Bloch depicts Doubting Thomas from John 20:27-29.
James Dekker turns to the story of doubting Thomas as he reflects on doubt. He connects Thomas' story to that of a couple who moved from doubt to faith as they found belonging in the church....