Tag Archives: Catechesis

God’s 400 Year Mic Drop: Sermon for Advent 2

Malachi is the last of the prophets. The exact date of some prophets we don’t know. But Malachi is the last one. About 400 years before the birth of Jesus. After that – silence. 400 years of no prophets writing … 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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“The sect can not wait.” A Catechism Commentary

At her recently concluded Pastoral Conference, the Wyoming District asked for more time. The LCMS Catechism Review Committee mailed the “Field Test” of the catechism this past July. Three years of hard work was shown to the church, and the … Continue reading

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Evolution: Still wrong

Over at Teach These Things, you can download – for free! – session 8 of Teach These Things. It’s the one were we look at the implications and shortcoming of evolution. For those who want more, I taught a class … Continue reading

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Free to Good Home (Or Classical Schools)

I realized as I was looking for it on my Hard Drive, that I never posted the Latin Litinia Correcta (Luther’s Latin Litany in Latin). Given that Latin is in the name, you might think it’s easy to find online. Hah-hah-hah! … 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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