I turned in on Monday evening my first draft of my thesis proposal. This proposal has sections in it that provide me an opportunity to demonstrate to my advisor that I do have a thesis worth completing.
State the Question
Method of Research
My working title is “Catechetical Preaching as Purposeful Piece of a Faith Formation Program in a Congregation.”
The catechism includes the six chief parts of the Christian faith: Ten Commandments, Apostles’ Creed, Lord’s Prayer, Baptism, Confession and Absolution, and the Lord’s Supper. Martin Luther wrote explanations for this chief parts of the Christian faith using the question, “What does this mean?” The question of the Small Catechism invites conversation.
Catechesis in preaching proclaims the Word of God and it is not simply teaching the classroom lessons in the pulpit. The unique contribution of catechesis in preaching is to provide the listeners an opportunity to engage in a conversation between the Word of God and the world with the benefit of joining the conversation of the church with the Word.