Augsburg Fortress

Living in the Kingdom: Reflections on Luther's Catechism, Revised Edition

Living in the Kingdom: Reflections on Luther's Catechism, Revised Edition

This revised and updated classic by beloved theologian Alvin N. Rogness explores questions like, "What does it mean to be a responsible citizen of God's kingdom? And how do the teachings of the Bible and the church help us meet the often perplexing problems of life?" Presenting clear and concise responses to dozens of questions, this resource is equally valuable for adults and youth. May be used in adult education, confirmation, and new member classes.
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  • Publisher Augsburg Fortress
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780806649344
  • eBook ISBN 9781451403657
  • Brand Lutheran Voices
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 5.25 x 7.75
  • Pages 128
  • Publication Date July 27, 2005


"Living in the Kingdom is a jewel box of Christian wisdom, shining with Dr. Alvin Rogness's pastoral clarity. Mature believers and young seekers together may let the light of these reflections illumine your lives with God's gentle strength."
— David L. Tiede, President Emeritus of Luther Seminary



...For Dad, the matters of faith were always a give-and-take between truths we held and questions that swirled. Dad's study was a room of warmth in our house, not simply because of the ever-present pipe smoke, but because the minute any of us would wander in and plop ourselves down on the couch, he was ours, ready to muse and listen and wonder with us. This was the faith—the questions and mystery and unknown-ness of it.... So it's fitting this little volume is written largely in question-and-answer format. A lively faith is never doctrinaire, but is always made up of a healthy amount of both questions and answers.

— by the children of Alvin Rogness

Table of Contents


  2. Let's Talk about You
  3. A Word about God
  4. One Book

  5. The World of Rules
  6. What Other Gods?
  7. A Name to Honor
  8. One Day a Week
  9. Loaned to Love
  10. Reverence for Life
  11. Where Sex Belongs
  12. On Honesty
  13. Your Right to Wish


    The First Article
  14. More Than a Creator
  15. Managing the Planet
  16. Your Father's House

    The Second Article
  17. Who Is Jesus?
  18. Conquerors with Christ
  19. Guilty — but Free
  20. Ruler of All

    The Third Article
  21. God Is Here
  22. United in Christ
  23. This Mysterious Body
  24. Fruits and Gifts
  25. Turning the Page

  26. An Invitation to Talk
  27. When You Pray the Lord's Prayer

  28. What Happens at Baptism?
  29. Together at Supper