Not long ago in a discussion in an online Lutheran group, one father did a manly thing. He admitted he was scared in his role as father. He said, “Nothing scares me quite like teaching my children.” Hallelujah! I told him, “This is a fact true of many fathers. Usually we just keep ducking, but … Read more
The connection between mission and the Small Catechism has a number of aspects. Some of them are: state of catechesis marriage family congregation community generations Some realities we need to face are that: The state of catechesis is poor. We are suffering a death rate among our own offspring who, after being confirmed, depart the … Read more
So you missed the winkel. No need to miss the presentation. Rev. Phil Booe, has kindly provided his selected excerpts from his doctoral dissertation, “Cooperative Catechesis: A Model for Equipping Lutheran Parents and Pastors to Catechize Children in the Christian Faith,” prepared for the March 16, 2016 winkel at Hudson New York. Learn about parents … Read more
Garrick Matthew Miller Halvorson, aka Gunny, decided he was going to sleep in a cardboard box that night. Dad still comes in to pray the Lord’s Prayer with him. In the midst of the informality of bedding down in a cardboard box, Gunny still knows what reverence is, and his father shows him that prayer fits … Read more
Here is a video of Leif and Kim Halvorson praying the Lord’s Prayer with their three children at bedtime. Dads, as you can see, this takes hardly any time. To be exact, 39 seconds! Yet it has a tremendous impact. It has impact because: A. The Lord’s Prayer is God’s Word, and God’s Word does stuff. … Read more
Editor’s Note: You can download a PDF flyer version of this pastoral letter here. + + + God’s Word Belongs in the Home Where We Live A pastoral letter of Pastor Rolf Preus – March 2016 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: As we ponder Christ’s passion during this holy season, it is good for … Read more
Facebook group member Pastor Matt Lorfeld his wife Heidi Lorfeld provide this video showing catechization of their 2-1/2 year old son while eating in the high chair. He is learning the 1st and 4th Commandments. This illustrates a father catechizing in the home, catechizing a young child, and fitting catechization into ordinary activities.