Freeing the Catechism in English !!

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England. These loving people are giving away “the layman’s little Bible”—Luther’s Small Catechism— in English as a gift to English-speaking Christianity. The ELCE has published its Reformation Anniversary Edition of Luther’s Small Catechism. It has distributed it on the internet at, saying: … Read more

Fathers, Teach God’s Word to Your Children – Pr Rolf Preus

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from the pastoral newsletter from Pastor Rolf Preus to his congregations for July/August 2017. Fathers: God has made you the head of your home. Your wife didn’t elect you and you didn’t appoint yourself. This is God’s doing. Moses’ words to the fathers in Israel (Deuteronomy 6:6-7) and … Read more

Reformation of the Keys: David M. Wilson Reviews Ronald K. Rittgers’ Book

[As shown in the copyright notice at the end of this quoted review, permission has been granted for this redistribution of this review. This review is the work of David M. Whitford.] Whitford on Rittgers, ‘The Reformation of the Keys: Confession, Conscience, and Authority in Sixteenth-Century Germany’ Author: Ronald K. Rittgers Reviewer: David M. Whitford … Read more

It always brings something fresh

No pious heart can find it tiresome and superfluous if they read [the catechism] through each day and take part of it and say it aloud and meditate on it. When they do that with serious, diligent consideration, it will always bring fresh teaching, fresh warnings, fresh admonition, and fresh comfort. Thus the dear catechism is like … Read more

How Can We Talk Person-to-Person with God?

God is the Father with whom man can and should speak person to person. Man can do it on the basis of what is given to him in the gospel. Herbert Girgensohn, Teaching Luther’s Catechism, John W. Doberstein, trans. (Philadelhia: Muhlenberg Press, 1959), p. 5.

Enhanced Style of NPH-WELS Small Catechism Memory Cards — Kris Brown Designs

Previously, released Small Catechism Memory Cards in eight different translations. The translations are: 2010 Sola Publishing / ReClaim Resources 1979 NPH-WELS 2001 ELS 1992 CLBA-Faith & Fellowship 2004 Robert E. Smith 1999 Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland 1912 Synodical Conference 1921 Triglot English Today, releases another style of the NPH-WELS cards. This style has: The … Read more

A Nice Explanation of the Small Catechism

Here is a nice Explanation of the Small Catechism. This is provided online by Pastor Joseph Abrahamson, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Clara City, Minnesota. This is a derivative work. The 1981 Evangelical Lutheran Synod catechism committee compiled and edited this material from earlier catechism explanations. Pastor Abrahamson made some updates in language. The result is … Read more

Audio — Will Our Children Stay within the Church?

Pastor Timothy Pauls, then Editor of Higher Things, guest teacher for Bible Class, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Marshall, MI, 5 October 2008.   Just a couple excerpts. You are, as parents, the greatest influence over your kids. And I am surprised at the number of parents who say, ‘Well, we leave the catechesis of … Read more

The Quiet Crisis of Catechesis, Part 2, Published on Brothers of John the Steadfast

Brothers of John the Steadfast has published Part 2 in its serialization of William E. Thompson, “Catechesis: The Quiet Crisis” Concordia Theological Quarterly 56  (1992) No. 2-3: 99-121. This serialization is published with the kind permission gladly given by the editor of Concordia Theological Quarterly . Part 2 defines and describes the nature of the crisis. In Part … Read more