Category Archives: Catechesis

Catechetics: Peer Review

As I neared completion on the first draft of Catechetics, I sent out a request for peer reviewers. That was 3 1/2 years ago. So, let’s just say the last half of the book didn’t move along at a blistering … Continue reading

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Publishing Update. And a Bleg

Technically, I’m currently working on three different books. Catechetics: Fixing Confirmation is coming along nicely. I’m finishing up the final round of major edits from my end, and then I will be sending it out to reviewers. So here is … Continue reading

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Contact the Catechism Revision Committee

I’m sure many of my readers have filled out the Catechism Revision survey online. But if you, like me, thought that perhaps there was more to say about it, you might want to contact the Catechism Review Committee directly. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Reviewing the “Field Test”: Part 3, Fatal Flaws and a Prescription for Recovery

In Part 1, I reviewed some of the strengths of the Revised Catechism Field Test. In Part 2, I looked at some new things that didn’t quite work. In Part 3, I go over what I see as problems that … Continue reading

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Reviewing the “Field Test”: Part 2, Needs Improvement

In part 1, I examined the changes that I thought were good in the catechism revision. In part 2, I take a look at some of the more challenging parts of the revision… First, the length of the revision is … Continue reading

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Reviewing the “Field Test”: Part 1, the Good

The Field Test of “An Explanation of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism” has been mailed to every pastor in synod for comment. An online survey has been set up for pastors to give feedback. But such a short-form response seemed inadequate … Continue reading

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Catechetics: To the Editor!

Many have been asking (ok two people asked. But In Wyoming that’s a crowd) when my next book, Catechetics, would be published. It’s the theological and practical background for catechesis. There’s good news on that front! Yesterday, I wrapped up writing the … Continue reading

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