A Faith Worth Teaching – The History and People behind the Heidelberg Catechism

Chapter 1 explores the history behind the Heidelberg Catechism. The author notes the reformation of the Palatinate, the purpose of the Catechism, and the primary author of the Catechism, Zacharias Ursinus.

The Church's Book of Comfort – The Continued Relevance of the Heidelberg Catechism

The Heidelberg Catechism cannot be detached from history. If the historical context of this confessional statement is ignored, its special character will not be recognized. Chapter 7 places the Catechism in its historical and theological context. It is compared with the Belgic Confession, the Canons of Dort, and other catechisms. Finally, criticism of the Catechism and the continued relevance of the Catechism are considered.

With Reverence and Awe – The Church and the World

Chapter 1 is an exposition of Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 21, Q&A 54. The authors seek to understand from the Catechism what the relationship between the church and the world is in worship. Should the aim of the church be to make worship accessible to the world? Should worship be one occasion where the church displays her otherworldliness?