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.
  • In stock
  • ISBN 9780806649344
  • Brand Lutheran Voices
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 5.25 x 7.75
  • Pages 128
  • Publisher Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date Jul 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


Let's Talk about You
A Word about God
One Book

The World of Rules
What Other Gods?
A Name to Honor
One Day a Week
Loaned to Love
Reverence for Life
Where Sex Belongs
On Honesty
Your Right to Wish

The First Article
More Than a Creator
Managing the Planet
Your Father's House

The Second Article
Who Is Jesus?
Conquerors with Christ
Guilty — but Free
Ruler of All

The Third Article
God Is Here
United in Christ
This Mysterious Body
Fruits and Gifts
Turning the Page

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

What Happens at Baptism?
Together at Supper

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