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2017 — Confessing Christ in a Hostile World 17-0 Preuses Teaching the Faith at Home 17-1 Preus CA Confessing Christ in a Post-Modern Context 17-2 Preus AJ The Vicarious Satisfaction in Light of Current Antinomian Debates 17-3 Preus SK Sanctification in the Second Article: Serving Christ 17-4 Preus JC Christ as Husband and Father 17-5 Preus MA The Church’s Song against a Hostile World 17-6 Preus DR Confessing Christ in Latin America 17-7 Preus RD Preaching and Confessing 17-8 various Sermons from symposium services
2016 — Keeping Our Children in the Faith 16-0 Bender P The Task of Catechesis and the Lutheran Catechesis Series 16-1 Stuckwisch Steadfast in His Word and Faith until We Die: How the Head of the Household Teaches His Children to Pray and Confess 16-2 Eckardt BF The Liturgy Is for Children 16-3 Fabrizius K Biblical Families: What’s the Portrait? 16-4 Lane J “We Believe in one holy, catholic, apostolic Church”—Treating our children as if theyare saints, because that’s who they are! 16-5 Bender P The Broken Heart of a Christian Parent 16-6 Panel Discussion on keeping our children in the faith 2015 — Pastoral Care for the Shepherd and His Sheep 15-0 Bender P Toward the Regular Congregational Practice of Individual Confession and Absolution 15-1 Bender P Stating the Problem: The Need for Pastoral Care 15-2 Pless J Luther’s Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio as the Shape of Pastoral Care for Pastors 15-3 Eckardt BF “Every Day Will I Bless Thee”: The Divine Influence of the Psalms on Jesus’ Pastors and Their Sheep 15-4 Resch R Pastoral Care for the Shepherd and His Sheep: Singing through Sadness and Gladness 15-5 Wolfmueller Absolved and Absolving: The Comforted Conscience as the Goal and Context of Pastoral Care 15-6 Panel Discussion of pastoral care for the shepherd and his sheep 2014 — “Lord, Teach Us to Pray” — Catechesis on the Lord’s Prayer 14-1 Stuckwisch Hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come 14-2 Engebretson Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven 14-3 Berg J M Give us this day our daily bread 14-4 Preus RD And forgive us our trespasses 14-5 Bender P And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil 14-6 Panel Discussion on prayer 2013 — Catechesis and Contemporary Challenges to the Christian Faith 13-0 Bender/May Workshop on A Singing Congregation 13-1 Ehlke RC The Decline of Western Civilization and the Church’s Response 13-2 Wenthe D The Christian Vision of Humanity: The Beauty of Truth and the Truth of Beauty 13-3 Jastram N A Handbook on Biblical Homosexuality 13-4 Fisk J How American Christianity Got So BROKEN and What the Catechist Ought to Do About It 13-5 Bender P A Troubled Conscience and the Sufficiency of God’s Grace 13-6 Panel Panel Discussion on Contemporary Challenges to the Christian Faith 2012 — Christology and the Catechism 12-0 Bender P Workshop on Lutheran Catechesis 12-1 Preus RD Knowing Who Jesus Is by What Jesus Does 12-2 Fabrizius K Portraits of Christ in the Old Testament 12-3 Eckardt BF The Christology of the Divine Liturgy 12-4 Scaer D The Christology of Luther’s Small Catechism 12-5 Fisk J “Crucified, Dead, and Buried” — The Chiasm of the Cross as the Structural Heart of the Small Catechism Faith 12-6 various Panel discussion
2011 — The Third Article 11-0 Bender/Stuckwisch Workshop on Private Confession and Absolution 11-1 Bender P Jesus’ Catechesis on the Ministry of the Holy Spirit (and The CCA after 18 Years) 11-2 Esget C The Holy Spirit Is Always the Spirit of Christ 11-3 Stuckwisch The Forgiveness of Sins: The Breath of the Spirit 11-4 Scaer P I Believe and Don’t in the Holy Christian Church 11-5 Taylor D I Believe What We Believe: Confessing the Church 11-6 various Panel Discussion 2010 — The First Article 10-1 Stuckwisch The Fatherhood of God 10-2 Preus RD Christ and Creation 10-3 Bender P Sample Catechesis: Creation and the Fall: Catechesis on Genesis 1-3 10-4 Bender P Atheism, Evolution, and the Christian Faith and Life 10-5 Menuge A Made in the Image of God: A Defense 10-6 various Panel discussion 2009 — The Liturgy as Catechesis 09-0 Bender P How catechumens are taught the Church’s liturgy and use of the hymnal 09-1 Bender P What Is the Divine Liturgy? Theses on Worship: Comparing “Traditional” and “Contemporary” 09-2 Stuckwisch The Divine Liturgy: Is It Necessary for Faith and Life? 09-3 Johnson S Music as Catechesis: Solutions for Our Time 09-4 Eckardt/Petersen Open Forum with Gottesdienst: The Journal of Lutheran Liturgy 09-5 Grime P Contemporary Worship: Challenges for Us or a Challenge to Us? 09-6 Panel Discussion of the liturgy as catechesis
2008 — The Sanctity of Life 08-0 Bender P DVD presentation of sample catechesis 08-1 Bender P Sample Catechesis: Fifth Commandment Basics: Cain and Abel and the “Murder of God” 08-2 Malysz P Humanity in the Image of God 08-3 Voss K The Future of Medicine: Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research? 08-4 Eyer R The Theology of the Cross and End-of-Life Decision Making 08-5 Voss K Christian Approaches to Contraception and an Excursis on Fertility Issues 08-6 Harrison M Sample Catechesis: “Help and support him in every physical need”: Christian Mercy Flows from Faith in Christ 08-8 Panel Discussion of life issues 2007 — Why Being Lutheran Matters 07-0 Bender P Workshop on Lutheran Catechesis 07-1 Feuerhahn R Being Lutheran, What Matters: Gospel, Justification, Faith, Doctrine, … 07-2 Forss E The Holy Spirit’s Worship Is Inseparable from His Work: Rooting the Lutheran Confession of the Church in the Gospel of Jesus Christ 07-3 Petersen D A New Twist on the Theology of Glory and the Endless Quest for Pure Doctrine 07-4 Bender P The Church of Cain and Abel: Encouragement from the Old and New Testament Church 07-5 Collver A Never Despair! The Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail 07-6 various Panel Discussion 2006 — God’s Gift of Sexuality and Marriage 06-1 Preus RD Basic Catechesis on the Sixth Commandment 06-2 Bender P God’s Gift of Marriage and Sexuality: What is it for? Pre-Marital Catechesis on the Rite of Holy Matrimony 06-3 Stuckwisch Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Kingdom of God: Catechesis on 1 Corinthians 7 06-4 Eckardt BF Spiritual Intimacy through Baptism, Prayer, and the Lord’s Supper 06-5 Bender P The Ministry of Pastoral Care and Private Absolution for Those Who Have Sinned Against the Sixth Commandment 06-6 Preus RD The Vocation of Christian Marriage and Family 2005 — Parents and the Task of Catechesis 05-0 Bender P Workshop on Lutheran Catechesis series: Establishing a Culture of Catechesis and Prayer in the Congregation 05-1 Just A Can There Be a Lutheran Catechumenate? What the New Testament and the Fathers Have to Teach Us 05-2 Preus Daniel How My Father Taught Me the Faith 05-3 Stuckwisch How We Teach Our Children to Know Our Father in Heaven — Jesus’ Catechesis on the Lord’s Prayer (Luke 11) 05-4 Fabrizius K Freedom in the Midst of Vanity — Comfort and Counsel for Christian Parents 05-5 Bender P “95 Theses for Christian Parents” (Well, Not Quite) — Implications of the Fourth Commandment for Fathers and Mothers 05-6 Panel Discussion of the relationship of the Office of the Ministry to Christian parents, and answering many practical questions 2004 — The Ten Commandments 04-1 Arand C Christ, the Catechism, and the Law 04-2 Stuckwisch Sample Catechesis: Christ Is the Fulfillment of the Law in Faith and Love — Jesus Catechizes the Rich Young Ruler 04-3 Kuhlman B Sample Catechesis: The First Commandment — “You shall have no other gods” 04-4 Eckardt BF Sample Catechesis: The Second Commandment — “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God” 04-5 Preus Klemet Sample Catechesis: The Third Commandment — “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy” 04-6 Bender P Christian Vocation — An Extension of the First Commandment
2003 — The Sacrament of the Altar 03-1 Scaer D “Unless You Eat the Flesh of the Son of Man”: John 6 Resolved 03-2 Stuckwisch Sample Catechesis: “What is the Sacrament of the Altar?” The Old Testament Passover and the New Testament in His Blood 03-3 Koch A Sample Catechesis: “What is the benefit of this eating and drinking?” The Feeding of the Five Thousand 03-4 Fabrizius K Sample Catechesis: “How can bodily eating and drinking do such great things?” Our Lord’s Catechesis on the Sacrament of the Altar 03-5 Bender P “Who receives this Sacrament worthily?” Closed Communion: Its Theology and Practice 03-6 Panel Discussion on the Sacrament of the Altar 2002 — Holy Baptism and Confirmation 02-1 Burreson K The Rite of Holy Baptism: A Theological and Historical Introduction to Luther’s Baptismal Rite Proposed for the 2007 Hymnal Project 02-2 Fabrizius K Sample Catechesis: The Baptism of Our Lord: “What is Baptism? What benefits does Baptism give?” 02-3 Preus RD Sample Catechesis: The Word of God in and with the Water: ”How can water do such great things?” 02-4 Stuckwisch Sample Catechesis: The Shape of the Christian Life — The Christian’s Good Friday and Easter: “What does such baptizing with water indicate?” 02-5 Bender P The Rite of Confirmation: An Historical and Theological Study of Confirmation in the Lutheran Church with Recommendations for the Future 02-6 Panel Discussion on Proposed Rites for Holy Baptism and Confirmation 2001 — The Lord’s Prayer: The Holy Life of Faith in Christ 01-1 Bender P Faith under Siege: The Context for Prayer in Luther’s Catechesis 01-2 Fabrizius K A Holy Trinity of Our Fathers— The Lord’s Prayer in Matthew, Luke, and the Liturgy 01-3 Senkbeil H Sample Catechesis: Lord Teach Us to Pray: The Introduction and the First Petition 01-4 Fenton J Sample Catechesis: Realize and Receive with Thanksgiving: The Fourth Petition 01-5 Bender P Sample Catechesis: The Stilling of the Storm: The Sixth and Seventh Petitions 01-6 Wiest S Mouthpieces of Jesus: Christ’s Own Prayers in the Psalter through His Many Saints 2000 — How Christians Should Be Taught to Confess 00-1 Bender P Public Preaching and Private Absolution: Is There a Difference? 00-2 Pless J Your Pastor Is Not a Therapist — Private Confession: The Ministry of Repentance and Faith 00-3 Bender P Sample Catechesis: “What Is Confession?” (The Parable of the Prodigal Son) 00-4 Fenton J Sample Catechesis: “What Sins Should We Confess? Which Are These?” (The Prophet Nathan Is Pastor to David) 00-5 Wiest S Why We Are Scared to Confess: The Use and Abuse of Private Confession Among Our Saxon Fathers 00-6 Panel Open Forum about Private Confession and Absolution 1999 — A Christian’s Life in this World 99-1 Rast L The Table of Duties: How Did It Find Its Way into the Catechism? 99-2 Eckardt BF Sample Catechesis: The Christian in the Church 99-3 Cwirla W Sample Catechesis: The Christian in the State 99-4 Bender P Question and Answer Open Forum on Lutheran Catechesis 99-5 Bender P Sample Catechesis: The Christian in the Home 99-6 Hagen K Luther on Vocation: A Response to Wingren and American Evangelicalism 1998 — Korby the Katechist 98-1 Krodel G Luther’s Catechism in the Context of Medieval Catechetical Work 98-2 Hoger A Bible Story and Catechetical Formation 98-3 Winger T The Oral Use of Scriptures in Prayer and Meditation 98-4 Keller W St. Matthew’s Teaching on the Forgiveness of Sins and Holy Absolution 98-5 Cwirla W Catechizing Children for Private Confession and Absolution 98-6 Korby K Episcopal Governance: Paul’s Address to the Ephesian Elders