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Thinking the Faith, Praying the Faith, Living the Faith is written by the PC(USA) Office of Theology and Worship.

Thinking, praying, and living the faith is at the core of ministry in the Office of Theology and Worship. In the following videos, learn more about what thinking, praying, and living the faith means to the leadership of the Office of Theology and Worship. Discover why it matters and what difference it makes in our lives, work, and worship.  

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March 26, 2013

Heidelberg Catechism ReMix

No, I'm not writing about the Heidelberg Catechism rap on Youtube making the rounds. I'm awaiting a rock opera version of the Confession of 1967.

Anyway . . . the 220th General Assembly (2012) voted to send a new translation of the Heidelberg Catechism to the presbyteries for their vote.  Should it be approved, this new translation will replace the translation in the current Book of ConfessionsGary Neal Hansen teaches church history at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary and served on the Special Committee on the Heidelberg Catechism.  In this 23 minute video, Dr. Hansen explores the hows and whys of the new translation, how it compares to the earlier translation and the original German and Latin, and the catechism can build the faith of individuals and congregations.  It can be especially helpful to presbyteries as they study the new translation in preparation for voting.

In addition to the resources on Heidelberg that Gary mentions, also look into the excellent book (with accompanying video presentations) Body and Soul by Craig Barnes.  It is worth it!

 

 

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