Rev. Mark Schaefer on Faith and Doubt

You think of yourself as a Christian and you’re trying to be a faithful believer, yet sometimes you just can’t help but have doubts. You can’t help it, the doubts and questions just creep in. And what sometimes makes things worse is that some people seem to be so sure of their beliefs. “What’s wrong with me?” you wonder. In this episode, the Rev. Mark Schaefer discusses his sermon on faith and doubt (John 20:19-31), and his insights are both encouraging and inspiring. Perhaps we have been wrong about the role of doubt; perhaps Doubting Thomas was not less than faithful. You owe it to yourself to listen to this episode.

Rev. Mark Schaefer, Senior Pastor at St. Matthews UMC, Bowie, MD, is one of the Best Preachers in America.

Rev. Mark Schaefer

Rev. Mark Schaefer received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany in Russian Languages and Literature, a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary. Currently, Rev. Schaefer is serving as Senior Pastor at St. Matthews UMC in Bowie, Maryland. Recently, he was Senior Pastor at Cheltenham United Methodist Church in Maryland, and prior to that, he was both Campus Minister and University Chaplain at American University in Washington, DC. Rev. Schaefer is the author of the 2018 book, The Certainty of Uncertainty: The Way of Inescapable Doubt and Its Virtue.

Listen To Rev. Schaefer’s Sermon

Rev. Mark Schaefer’ sermon on Doubting Thomas can be seen in its entirety here, or by pasting the following link into a browser:

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About the author

Bob LeFavi

As pastor, professor and researcher, Dr. Bob is dedicated to exploring sermons that inspire people and breathe life into them. His passion is to seek out the best preachers in America, highlighting how they use their insights to change lives.

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