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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Developing a Multi-Year Program for Catechism Teaching: A Current Example

Rev. Peter Feenstra describes his approach to Catechism teaching and the multi-year curriculum which he has developed over the years. Recorded during the 2017 January Interim semester.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Developing Rubrics for Evaluation of Catechism Teaching: A Suggested Approach

Mr. Pieter Torenvliet (retired school principal, Abbotsford, BC) presents an evaluation form that could be used by elders who are called to visit and observe Catechism classes. Recorded during the 2017 January Interim semester.

To view the powerpoint presentation that goes with this video please see here.

To view the lesson plan on Lord's Day 8, please see here. and here. To view the student worksheet on Lord's Day 8, please see here.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Commitment and excitement about Catechism teaching: A review of ministers’ responses

Mr. Pieter Torenvliet presents the results of a survey he conducted among ministers in Canada and Australia, asking them about their approach to and experiences with Catechism teaching. Recorded during the 2017 January Interim semester.

The powerpoint presentation that goes with this video is available here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Teaching and Preaching the Word

With this collection, some of the most important studies of Dr. N.H. Gootjes are made available to a wider readership. The topics covered remain as relevant as ever: creation and general revelation, the birth and work of Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, the Reformed Confessions, sacraments, and preaching.

Author: N.H. Gootjes. Publisher: Premier Publishing, 2010. ISBN 9780887560989

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Credo: An Overview of the Church's Confession as summarized in the Three Forms of Unity

“What do you believe about God? About salvation and redemption? About the Ten Commandments?” These are the kinds of questions young people are confronted with in today’s climate of religious pluralism. This book—originally designed as a course for public profession of faith classes—has been structured to help young people answer these questions and to confirm them in their own faith. It presents an overview of the continental Reformed confessions known as the Three Forms of Unity: the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dort.

Author: J. De Jong. Publisher: Premier Publishing, 1997. ISBN 0887560687.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Threefold Office of Christ and the Believer (Video)

A close look at Christ as our chief Prophet, only High Priest, and eternal King. Also, the implications of this for the lives of Christians is explored.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Comforted I in the Catechism (Video)

The Heidelberg Catechism is known for its warm, personal tone. In this speech the author explores why this Catechism uses personal pronouns, such as I, me, and my when it does.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Catechism Preaching: Keeping it Fresh and Relevant

The Heidelberg Catechism, as a summary of God's Word, is used regularly in the afternoon worship service of many Reformed churches. How can the preacher keep his catechism sermons vibrant when he comes back to the same Lord's Days year after year?

Monday, April 27, 2015

From Catechumen to Communicant: Setting up a Curriculum for Catechetical Instruction

A speech presented at the CRTS January Interim 2013 dealing with how to arrange various levels of catechetical instructions from a pedagogical point of view. Mrs. Christine van Halen-Faber is the principal of the Covenant Canadian Reformed Teachers College.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Catechism Preaching

Dr. J. Visscher, associate pastor of the Langley Canadian Reformed Church, discusses how catechism preaching is different from preaching on a Scripture passage.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Threefold Office of Christ and the Christian (Audio)

A close look at Christ as our chief Prophet, only High Priest, and eternal King. Also, the implications of this for the lives of Christians is explored.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Threefold Office of Christ and Christians

An article commemorating the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism and focusing on LD 12

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Comforted I in the Catechism (Audio)

The Heidelberg Catechism is known for its warm, personal tone. In this speech the author explores why this Catechism uses personal pronouns, such as I, me, and my when it does.

Monday, April 6, 2015

New Confessions: Do We Need Them?

An evaluation of need for, and process involved in, updating our confessions or writing new ones.

Monday, April 6, 2015

A Blessed Commemoration: The Heidelberg Catechism is turning 450

A survey of some of the events and initiatives surrounding the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Why Frederick III wanted the Heidelberg Catechism and why we should too

A survey of the original preface of the Heidelberg Catechism, including the original motivation for writing it, and how this still applies today.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Character of the Afternoon Service

Why our afternoon services should have a teaching quality

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Why Second Service

Do we still need a second service with catechism teaching?