About Alex Fogleman

Alex is a PhD student in historical theology and patristics at Baylor University in Waco, TX, where he is a member of Christ Church Waco. Before that, he received a MDiv from Regent College in Vancouver, BC. He is passionate about helping local churches equip the saints for the work of ministry and to grow deeper into life with God through the revitalization of catechesis. He lives in Texas with his wife Molly and their two young boys.
Alex is a PhD student in historical theology and patristics at Baylor University in Waco, TX, where he is a member of Christ Church Waco. Before that, he received a MDiv from Regent College in Vancouver, BC. He is passionate about helping local churches equip the saints for the work of ministry and to grow deeper into life with God through the revitalization of catechesis. He lives in Texas with his wife Molly and their two young boys.

Why Do We Baptize Babies If They Cannot Make a Profession of Faith?

Many people coming to Anglicanism stumble over infant baptism. They come for the beauty of the liturgy, the appreciation of both Word and Sacrament, of Scripture and Tradition. But for many, whether Baptist or not, infant baptism is a hang-up. There are many good reasons for such worries and many good answers—including on this site (see here, here, and here). [...]

By |2019-12-22T16:52:25-06:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Sacraments, Theology|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Want to Learn More about Catechesis? Check Out the 2019 Catechesis Colloquium

Deepening the Life of Faith: Catechesis as Mystagogy. A one-day conference with Hans Boersma – March 23, 2019 – Waco, TX It’s a common misperception that catechesis only pertains to a certain kind of doctrinal “check-list,” where a new Christian learns the bare basics and then move on to more interesting things. Such a view, however, couldn’t be further from [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:33:56-06:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |0 Comments

Why do Anglicans Say the Creeds?

Confessing Creeds in the Contemporary World Anyone new to Anglicanism will soon realize the importance of creeds. The two most common are the Apostles’ Creed, said at Morning and Evening Prayer, and the Nicene Creed, which is said during the Sunday liturgy and on major feast days. The former is shorter and earlier in origin, the latter more detailed and [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:34:52-06:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |1 Comment

What is Confirmation?

What is Confirmation? Confirmation is a church practice that falls into the category of what the Anglican Catechism calls "rites and institutions commonly called sacraments." Along with Confirmation, there are four others like it: Absolution (confessing one's sins and receiving forgiveness in the presence of a priest), Ordination, Marriage, and Anointing the sick. These practices, or rites, are deeply charged [...]

By |2019-01-08T13:57:24-06:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, History|Tags: , |9 Comments

What is Catechesis?

The Ancient Roots of Catechesis  The word catechesis comes from the Greek word katēcheō, which means simply to teach or instruct. It appears some eight times in the New Testament—four by Luke (Luke 1:4; Acts 18:25; 21:21, 24) and four by Paul (Rom. 2:18, 1 Cor. 14:19; Gal. 6:6, where it occurs twice)—usually to refer to a more general notion [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:36:14-06:00March 6th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , |5 Comments