Higher Things and BJS: Really?

Seventeen years ago, I was blessed to be involved with the formation of a youth organization that became Higher Things. It began with the Dare to Be Lutheran conference in Laramie, Wyoming, in the summer of 2000. Since that time, tens of thousands of youth have received Christ, received the gifts of God, and have […]

Why Commune Younger than Eighth Grade?

Why Commune Younger than Eighth Grade? From the Messiah Messenger, April 2009 By Pastor Todd A. Peperkorn Our congregation is in the process of separating first communion from confirmation, so that while they may be done at the same time, they are not necessarily going to be done at the same time. This move is […]

Lutheran Catechesis: A New Beginning

[My colleague at Lamb of God and I are embarking on a new year with Lutheran Catechesis.  I would encourage all of you to read this and give me your thoughts on the approach. -LL] Lutheran Catechesis On Sunday, September 14th, 2008 Lutheran Catechesis begins after the 5 o’clock Divine Service at Lamb of God […]

Catechesis and First Communion Redux

My friend and colleague, Rev. Dr. D. Richard Stuckwisch, wrote a post about a month ago that really deserves further consideration.  I would commend his thoughts to you on catechesis and early communion.  They largely echo my own: Catechesis and First communion Redux

Resetting the Stories of the Bible

I recently ran across a post about how there is a graphic novel series that is retelling the stories of the Bible in a futuristic, man vs. machine world. The series, Mecha Manga Bible Heroes, is beginning with the retelling of David and Goliath. Now I have a couple observations and concerns about this. First […]