Rev. Dr. John W. Sias was a parish pastor before becoming LCMS synodical secretary. Before that he was a classmate of mine at Concordia Theological Seminary so, well, I can tell you that he loves White Castle hamburgers and has described avocados as green butter. Ha ha haaa. Anyway, I bring him up because he’s offering a series and study combination for free: Catechesis for Life.
Go here to get more details and the files. I’d say it’s good for personal, family, and congregational use. 🙂
I’ll be sure to add it to my Free Lutheran Resource page!
And, while you’re downloading that treasure of a freebie, be sure to look around the rest of LutheranCatechism.com.
Do you incorporate Luther’s Small Catechism into your daily devotional time? It’s a great thing to do and there are so many ways to do it! Or maybe you maintain a shelf of devotional books to rotate through over the years. Even then, here’s another resource, newly released, you can add to your household: Beauty and Catechesis.
I have another two drafts I’m working on. I don’t want to talk too much about it publicly, but let me know if you’d like to give me any behind-the-scene advice on it. It’s another children’s book, theological in nature, but right now I’m facing what I call the Child Conundrum.
Hello, everybody. I’ve been gathering free Lutheran resources for my “Crafts and Crafted-for-Free” resource page, and I thought I’d bring you up to speed. The latest add is a set of free PDFs titled Kids in the Divine Service. They were put together by Rev. Christopher Thoma (who was a DCE before becoming an LCMS pastor) and the LCMS Commission on Worship (hm, perhaps former commission on worship).
Another idea to share. Older educational practices would use poetry to help memorize things. You know, “In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” There were verses for religious education, too, memorizing (and summarizing!) the books of the Bible and other content. Of course, Luther’s Small Catechism falls into that genre, too, in its beautiful German crafting. Still, why not put together a book of Lutheran texts and verses for religious education?
Mary Jackquelyn Moerbe (rhymes with Furby) is an LCMS deaconess, writer, speaker, and homeschooler. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Letters, a combination of history, literature, language, and philosophy, and a BA in music. Her master of arts degree is in theology with deaconess certification from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. She and her husband, Rev. Ned A. Moerbe, have six children and live in Oklahoma.
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