From Font to Grave: Catechesis for the Lifelong Disciple
27th Annual Theological Symposium, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
Sept. 20-21, 2016
“We have entered a millennium in which people claim to be spiritual but know next to nothing about religion. And the people in the pews are no exception. The rote way of confirmation ministry a generation ago is failing our children in a society marked by religious pluralism. We need to think afresh how we form disciples of Christ not only in eighth grade but throughout their entire lives. Does this mean we abandon the Catechism? Exactly the opposite. More than anything, we need to recover and renew the church’s catechetical tradition, discovering anew what it means to be Christ’s own and to live under Him in His kingdom today.