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Catechetical Preaching

Drs. Alan Strange and Cornelis Venema speak about the practice of catechetical preaching from a practical as well as historical perspective. While the practice is more common within the Dutch Reformed tradition, Dr. Strange also provides a case for Presbyterians to engage in preaching using the Westminster Standards as aids. Regardless of where you may land on the particular role of secondary standards in organizing the preaching of the Word, this conversation is useful and instructive for considering how the church may best instruct her members.

Dr. Cornelis Venema is Professor of Doctrinal Studies and President of Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, Indiana. Dr. Alan Strange is Professor of Church History, Registrar, and Theological Librarian of Mid-America Reformed Seminary.



  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:02:02 Homiletics and Catechetical Instruction
  • 00:15:34 Preaching from the Catechism
  • 00:22:30 Preaching through the Westminster Larger Catechism
  • 00:42:19 Reading the Catechisms during the Worship Service
  • 00:51:09 Keeping Catechetical Preaching Fresh
  • 01:05:09 Conclusion

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