A Parent’s View of the New Explanation of Luther’s Small Catechism

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I’m not sure if you have heard, but the 2013 convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod directed the Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) to create an update to Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation, which came out in 1991. I’ve had the joy of getting early access to the text of the new explanation, and I wanted to give you …

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Catechizing without Words

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here is something that I have come to realize in my short time on this planet in the vocation of both husband and father. I was reminded of it on Memorial Day as my wife and I attended the wedding of a dear friend. During our pastor’s homily, he took us straight to Ephesians 5, where Paul lays out the …

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Trust in the Word

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he birth of your first child is a life-changing experience. I’m not trying to downplay the importance of the birth of the rest of your children, but there is some major transformation that happens in a microsecond when your first child enters the world. It’s that moment that the doctor hands you your child to hold for the first time. …

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Teaching the Truth in our Hymns

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or a minute, let me engage in a little thought experiment with you. Complete the following phrases from some popular songs from yesteryear: Don’t go chasing __________________. I heard it through the __________________. Bye, bye Miss _____________________. And I would walk __________________, and I would walk ____________________. I’ll give you a moment . . . Are you done yet? Now …