If you’ve been reading this blog recently you know a lot of my posts have included reflections on the Heidelberg Catechism. Part of my motivation is to honor a document that has formed generations of Christians in the Reformed tradition as it celebrates its 450th anniversary. Another part is that I’ve been very involved in my own denomination’s efforts to develop and adopt a new English translation of the Catechism.
I’ve been giving talks at various presbyteries as well as with the students at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary where I teach. Last week I was invited to record a short video that the PC(USA) Office of Theology and Worship could post on their website and make available for churches and presbyteries as they prepare to vote on it.
Whether you are a Presbyterian Elder and want to make an informed vote, or whether you are just curious about what that wacky tribe is up to, here’s the video on YouTube. It runs 23 minutes with brief background, discussion of key differences, and some suggestions for further study and use in faith and the church: