Catechize Like a Deacon

Posted on October 26, 2021
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“You have entreated me, brother Deogratias, to send you something in writing that might be of use to you on the question of instructing beginners in the faith. As you say, in Carthage, where you are a deacon, those who are to be given their initial grounding in Christian faith are often brought to you…

How to Make Disciples at Home: Use the Creeds!

Posted on March 14, 2021
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In giving the Great Commission, Jesus does not call us to make converts, nor does he call us to make professional theologians. He calls us to make disciples. Then He plainly tells us the “Who” – all nations – and the “How” – baptize and instruct in the teachings of Christ. This is both a…

Manipulating Catechesis: A Note of Caution

Posted on November 19, 2020
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As one who thinks and writes a lot about catechesis, I was delighted to read Zachary Jones’ recent article, “Catechesis as a Weapon against Racism.” In it, Jones makes the salient but easily neglected point that racism is a cosmic as well as terrestrial force, a battle over what it means to be human as…

Don’t Miss The Christian Essentials Series from Lexham Press (A Review)

Posted on October 27, 2020
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When it comes to learning the essentials of the Christian faith, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel (in fact, please don’t!). Christians have covered the basics in a process of instruction and learning called “catechesis” for centuries. And documents used for this purposed (called “catechisms”) have frequently focused on the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s…

Catechesis as a Weapon against Racism

Posted on July 10, 2020
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These are trying times in our country. As if a global pandemic was not bad enough, the great pandemic of racism has reared its ugly head once again through the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. It is not as if this issue disappeared for a season and came back in a…

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

Posted on January 2, 2020
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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…

Here’s a Bookmarked, Easy-to-Navigate PDF of the ACNA’s New Catechism

Posted on December 10, 2019
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As the Anglican Church in North America just recently announced, the PDF of the new “Approved” edition of the Catechism is now available. Crossway will be publishing this edition of To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism in early 2020. You can pre-order a copy on Amazon here (affiliate link). I’ve added bookmarks to the…