The meditations in The Call to Holiness: Pursuing the Heart of God for the Love of the World explore how God’s holiness is manifested within the larger framework of His self-revelation as found in the Bible and in our lives.
Ten Words, Two Signs, One Prayer: Core Practices of the Christian Faith is an exploration of the practices and shared life which we celebrate together as Christians.
Thirty Questions: A Short Catechism on the Christian Faith translates the historic faith of the Church into a basic training resource for both believers and those yet to believe.
Catechesis is about providing a solid grounding in the gospel for the entirety of the Christian life. In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Dean Belvins shares 3 reasons why the recovery of active catechesis can help the church recover the imperative of Christian discipleship.
Does your congregation have a need to learn what we believe? Chris Howlett shows us how we can include catechesis in preaching.
What are habits, and why do they matter for Christians? In James K. A. Smith's latest book, you'll discover both a challenge and an encouragement for the church to take seriously the power of love and desire.
Remember, practical discipleship at home isn’t about creating MORE things “to do” – it’s about intentionally inviting Jesus into the things you are already doing. It’s about making that space in the everyday for Christ to do His transforming work and for faith to be formed in each heart. Christina Embree gives solid examples of how to do just this.
Finally, the question must be asked, “What is a disciple?” For those early Christians, being a disciple was really quite simple. It meant that they were becoming more and more like Christ in every single aspect of their lives. Read the final entry in Steve Bruns' series on discipleship.
It was here, in Holy Communion, that the Church saw fully and completely what the potential cost of discipleship entailed: death. And yet it was literal good news, because despite his death, Jesus Christ was currently present with them in this very act of Holy Communion. Read more from Steve Bruns' series on the early church and discipleship.
Why does doctrine matter? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. William Abraham explains that, contrary to popular belief, doctrine doesn't stand in opposition to personal spiritual experience, nor Christian humanitarian action in the world. Rather, it is the vital task of articulating who the God is that we encounter in the gospel.