Tag Archives: Catechesis

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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Teach These Things: FAQ’s

Which version of the Catechism does Teach These Things use? Whichever you choose. The text of the catechism is not included for that very reason. References in the text do use the 1986 CPH translation, but for learning by heart … Continue reading

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It’s Here!

Teach These Things: Catechesis for the Lutheran Parish is now available in a limited and exclusive pre-release. (Doesn’t that sound fancy? You must order before Sunday in order to be in the “Pre-release Club.”) Thanks to the tireless work of … Continue reading

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Five Days!

Five days and counting until the release of “Teach These Things: Catechesis for the Lutheran Parish.” The content is finished. Proofing is (I hope!) done. Now it’s about fussy and fiddling final things. Margins for the editable worksheets, final versions … Continue reading

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Teach These Things: The Difference Part 2

“Fifty-one percent of the leaders (catechists) indicate that the Catechism is not appropriate for youth to use as a prayer book” (From a recent survey of Confirmation Instruction in the LCMS.) This is not good. Luther’s Small Catechism is the … Continue reading

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