Monday, October 19, 2009

Catechesis: The Quiet Crisis

In recent discussions at my church on the subject of close communion, one thing has become increasing apparent to me. We have a crisis in our church body and the 'ground zero' of this crisis is in our ongoing failure of catechesis, the work of teaching and passing on to our people the faith once delivered to the saints. To that end I would like to commend to you a past article from the Concordia Theological Quarterly out of CTS-Ft. Wayne. It is an article from 1992, written by a then young pastor by the name of William E. Thompson, entitled "Catechesis: The Quiet Crisis."

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