Response and Reflection on “Faith After Doubt.”

I recently read “Faith after Doubt” by Brian McLaren. I loved this book. I want to take a little bit of time to offer a reflection and response to the book. I’ll do this in sections, by pulling out quotes from the book. I welcome your comments and reflections too.

Overview: The overall theme of the book is that doubt and faith are not in opposition to each other, but actually are a part of one another. To have faith is to have doubts because certainty is the opposite of faith. Certainty has to do with knowing and being in control — the first sin in…



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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.