Catechism Archives - Seedbed

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.

Catechism is a term first introduced by Martin Luther to denote a formal method of teaching the basics of christian beliefs, specifically focusing on...

How well do you know the historical and doctrinal issues involved in 4 of the great ecumenical creeds that define historic Christianity? In these videos, Charles Gutenson outlines each creed and explains the historical and doctrinal issues involved in each one.
Seedbed - Seven Minute Seminary

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.

Here is a list of catechism resources by Dr. Timothy Tennent: Ten Words, Two Signs, One Prayer: Core Practices of the Christian Faith The Call to... What is the Apostles' Creed? What is its historical context? Why does it matter to the Church? Dr. Charles Gutenson shares with us today. View...

Many discipleship programs prize individualism and leave out the essential ingredient without which discipleship doesn't really happen: the church. In today's article, Steve Bruns shares why we need to leave our Gnostic tendencies behind and recapture a vision for discipleship that happens in and by the church.

The Bible is the standard by which all true Christian belief and practice must be judged and evaluated. However, the Bible was not designed to be merely a rule book or a how-to manual. Rather, the Bible gives us God’s self-revelation in the midst of specific situations and contexts, whether in the life of Israel or the challenges of first-century churches.

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.

Read Wesleyan Catechesis: The Role of Sacraments and Confirmation, Part I. --- Why then did Wesley also delete the catechism from The Sunday Service? Was it...

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