Category Archives: Teach These Things

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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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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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Yes, it’s that time again: Pastors realize they forgot to plan a Christmas program. A quick call to your local church publishing house can be a great help, if you’ve got a large Sunday School. But what if you’ve only … Continue reading

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Teach These Things: Still a Good Idea

August! Time to get ready for school. Exciting time for parents. Sad time for kids. And if you’re a teacher who hasn’t figured out what curriculum you’re using the time is now. (“June? I’ve got months yet.” “July? Still plenty … Continue reading

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Teach These Things: Days of Future Past

I recently added it up, and realized that it was five years ago when I first said to myself, “It would help me remember what I teach from year to year if I wrote some of this down.” The goal … Continue reading

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Teach These Things: No More Tears!

Download HERE. It is interesting to listen to “old timers” talk about their confirmation examination. It can best be described as “tales of shared suffering.” One pastor related to me that when he arrived at his parish, the previous pastor … Continue reading

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Teach These Things: Not Just for Pastors?

I received a very kind and unexpected note from a friend. He was one of the field-testers for Teach These Things, and he also put together the handouts which grace the second half of the book. He writes: Congratulations on … Continue reading

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