[The Lord willing]
Heidelberg Heritage Series
Young Heidelberg: Preparatory Catechism
A prepartory version of the Heidelberg Catechism, following the original question for question, but with wording that is easier to understand and confess meaningfully for the younger believer. Now completed and newly in print (July 2011), it will soon to be available from our website. Be sure to check back or email us today for ordering information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Comfort in Christ: Devotions in God’s Word for the Reformed Family following the Heidelberg Catechism
A family (or personal) devotional based on God’s Word and following the lead of the Heidelberg Catechism, sometimes phrase by phrase, but at least question by question for a thorough coverage of the teachings of the Catechism. Each entry includes the text of one Question & Answer of the Catechism, a passage of Scripture to read, and a short meditation. Eventually I hope to include a suggested hymn and/or psalm of response with selection numbers corresponding to a variety of song books. Currently in production.
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Knowing the remarkable history of the Heidelberg Catechism only adds to its richness. Here I hope to gain rights to an out-of-print work, which would then be re-type set and printed. Otherwise, I have spoken with one pastor who aspires to write a new work to meet this significant need in the church. In planning stage.
At Home with the Heidelberg
Instructions and suggestions for parents wanting to be more deliberate in catechizing their children using the Young Heidelberg or the full Heidelberg Catechism. This may eventually be developed into a full home catechism curriculum. In planning stage.
Over the years, I have tried my hand at hymn writing and would like to continue this ministry, which I believe is much needed in our day. The command of Psalm 107:22 says, “Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of His deeds in songs of joy.” The call of God is to sing of His great work in Christ for our salvation, declaring the riches of His grace and character as our Savior God. Specifcally we need more hymns that declare the language of the Gospel and the doctrines of grace, including the name of Christ, justification by faith alone, and the vicarious atonement of the cross.
1. WORDwise - A monthly devotional, published two months per issue, written by consciously and classically Reformed pastors and elders. In planning stage.
2. Read the Word – a series of short guides to encourage the meaningful reading of God’s Word. As many good books as there are in the church, and as much as we ought to be reading and benefiting from the wisdom of those who can take us deeper into Scripture, yet our primary reading should be in God’s Word itself. This tool would provide just enough explanation to leave the focus on reading God’s Word while getting more from the time one spends in Scripture. In planning stage.
3. Reformed Disciple of Christ magazine/journal – Obviously a major undertaking in terms of both production and distribution, but every great idea starts as a dream. The discipleship relationship is one that conveys both the utter dependence and personal nature of true faith. Modern believers would do well to understand themselves and live consciously as disciples of Jesus Christ. In planning stage.
4. Talitha Coum and Ethan Wise Series – supplemental materials for any girls’ or boys’ club ministry or home catechism curriculum, encouraging reading and study in the Reformed faith, including the introduction of our youth to the writings of the Reformers. Yikes! Don’t underestimate our children. If they can understand computers, don’t you think they can start reading the classics? “Talitha Coum” means “Little girl, arise!” (Mark 5:41), and Ethan is a character of the Old Testament whose wisdom was surpassed only by Solomon (1 Kings 4:31).
5. Devotional for families/individuals following the Westminister Confession of Faith.
6. Devotional for pastors based on 1 & 2 Timothy/Titus
7. Sunday School curriculum
8. A series of books for children providing engaging instruction in the history of the church, especially the Reformation.