Teaching the Catechism

Evidently this is the time of year when pastors figure out what they are going to be teaching for next year. And evidently, there are pastors who are 1) dissatisfied with the current materials they use and 2) are talking to people who are using “Teach These Things: Catechesis for the Lutheran Parish.”

How do I know this? Because all of a sudden, after a quiet year, I am seeing more sales. They are, figuratively speaking, through the roof. For the last several years sales have been consistent but slow. Every few weeks someone buys a copy. In the last month, I’ve seen sales of both the print-at-home e-edition (Download it HERE) and the already-printed-and-bound version through Lulu. (Order HERE I don’t have an Amazon version because it doesn’t work well as a regular paperback. The Lulu one is spiral bound so it can lay-flat while you teach.)

If you know someone who is struggling with catechesis, or might benefit from looking at things a little differently, now is the time to recommend a change. Apparently, with COVID finally receding, people are looking at doing things differently. I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback over the years about Teach These Things. Maybe now is the time to give it a try.

PS. If you are interested in the principles behind Teach These Things, then you should try Catechetics, Fixing Confirmation. That’s available at Amazon or Lulu.

PPS. If you are interested in learning more about catechesis, and eating locally sourced chili while talking to the author, then you should attend the Continuing Education Class in Pine Bluffs this August 2-3. It’s only $50 for the class. If you leave a comment, Pastor Winter will contact you via email about registering for the class. If you want to learn more, here’s a flyer:

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