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Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation, 2017 Edition

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Luther's Small Catechism: A Christmas gift for the whole Church 

As I write this month, I’ve got a day off after returning from the last of many events and preaching engagements during the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses. The events with which I was involved were very well attended, and I heard the same about services and events all over the LCMS and beyond. Read More >

Concordia Publishing House Releases updates 'Small Catechism with Explantion,' Reporter Online, 2017

A new 2017 edition of Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation is now available for pre-order from Concordia Publishing House (CPH). The groundwork for the new edition was laid in 2013, when the Synod in convention (Resolution 3-13A) directed the Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR), in cooperation with the president’s office and CPH, to begin the process of updating the Explanation to the Small Catechism. Read More >

Update to the Explanation of the Small Catechism, The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR), Reporter Insert, 2015

Q: Why do we need a new Catechism? A: We aren’t preparing a new Catechism, or even revising the old one. Luther’s Small Catechism as we’ve known and used it for decades will not change at all. The six chief parts, the questions and answers that Luther wrote explaining each of them and the familiar English translation of those materials — none of that will change.  Read More >