A Faith Worth Teaching

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For 450 years, churches throughout the world have been using the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) to instruct God’s people in foundational Christian doctrine. When Elector Frederick III (1515–1576) commissioned the preparation of a manual for instructing the youth and guiding the pastors and teachers of his domain, he could not have imagined the profound effect it would have on future generations of Christians. The most widely used, most influential Reformation catechism, the “Heidelberger” shines forth the blessed truths of the gospel in 129 questions and answers, beginning with the memorable, ever-enduring subject of our “only comfort in life and in death.” In A Faith Worth Teaching, edited by Jon Payne and Sebastian Heck, an array of faithful pastor-scholars celebrate the Heidelberg Catechism on its 450th anniversary with a collection of essays on its dynamic history, rich theology, and fruit-bearing practice that will be an encouragement to pastors and laypersons alike.

Co-Editors Jon D. Payne is pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Douglasville, Georgia and also serves as Visiting Lecturer in Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta. He is Series Editor of the Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament.

Sebastian Heck is assistant pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Douglasville, Georgia and serves as church planter of the Selbständige Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche (Free Reformed church) in Heidelberg, Germany.

Contributors Herman J. Selderhuis, Lyle D. Bierma, Willem van ‘t Spijker, Mark Jones, Daniel R. Hyde, Cornelis P. Venema, Michael S. Horton, Joel R. Beeke, W. Robert Godfrey, Wim Verboom, Darryl G. Hart, Victor E. d’Assonville

Endorsements: “This is a wonderful collection of articles, both practical and scholarly. There is much here to help us understand the history, the theology, and the continuing relevance of the Heidelberg Catechism. As we preach through the Heidelberg in our church I will certainly consult this book often. It prompted me to think again and again ‘Isn’t the Catechism remarkable!’ and, more importantly, ‘Isn’tthe gospel amazing!’” — Kevin DeYoung, senior pastor at University Reformed Church, Lansing, Michigan, and author of The Good News We Almost Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism

“As a summary and interpretation of God’s Word composed for and authorized by the Reformed churches, the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) has a special place in the life of the churches. We should be thankful for A Faith Worth Teaching, a fine resource that helps us better understand and use the catechism in our time.” — R. Scott Clark, professor of church history and historical theology, Westminster Seminary California