5 episodes

Cardigan & Collar is the podcast of the North American Lutheran Seminary (NALS), pursuing theological conversations for the enrichment of pastoral ministry. In each episode, Professor David Luy and Pastor Maurice Lee interview guests, discuss books, trade insights, and seek wisdom, in the conviction that theology is both Christ’s gift to the church and its responsibility.

To learn more about the North American Lutheran Seminary visit www.thenals.org

Cardigan & Collar North American Lutheran Seminary (NALS)

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Cardigan & Collar is the podcast of the North American Lutheran Seminary (NALS), pursuing theological conversations for the enrichment of pastoral ministry. In each episode, Professor David Luy and Pastor Maurice Lee interview guests, discuss books, trade insights, and seek wisdom, in the conviction that theology is both Christ’s gift to the church and its responsibility.

To learn more about the North American Lutheran Seminary visit www.thenals.org

    The Lost World of Catechesis

    The Lost World of Catechesis

    In this episode, Dr. David Luy and Pastor Maurice Lee discuss the conversations we’ve had so far during this season of the podcast focusing on catechesis. They engage in a thoughtful exploration of the concept of catechesis and its vital role in the Christian faith and emphasize the need for a profound awareness of spirituality and the constant danger of straying from the Christian path. The discussion extends to the idea that theoretical principles alone may not suffice, highlighting the importance of lived performances and narratives in shaping a faithful life. The integration of vocation within catechesis is considered, along with practical approaches to renewing and making visible the lost world of catechesis. The conversation touches on the power of narratives, worship, and testimonies from the congregation in forming a robust Christian identity. Join the conversation and listen today!

    www.thenals.org/podcast⁠

    Key Topics:


    The ongoing significance of catechesis in Christian discipleship
    The need for acute spiritual awareness in the Christian journey
    The role of lived performances and narratives in shaping Christian life
    Integrating vocation within catechesis
    The significance of worship in catechesis and spiritual formation

     Hosts:


    Dr. David Luy
    Pastor Maurice Lee

     Additional Resources:


    Save the date for the North American Lutheran Seminary's June InterTerm, "Word and Sacrament Mission in a Post-Christian World," taught by the Rev. Canon Dr. Dan Alger June 10-14, 2024 in Ambridge, PA visit thenals.org/interterm to learn more.
    SE 1 | EP 5: Catechesis and Contemporary Culture with Dr. Frederick Bauerschmidt coming next month.

    To learn more about the North American Lutheran Seminary, visit ⁠www.thenals.org

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Catechesis in Luther

    Catechesis in Luther

    In this episode we have Todd Hains from Lexham Press on the podcast as we delve into Martin Luther's approach to catechesis and its relevance for modern Christian practices. Hains unpacks Luther's emphasis on simplifying and purifying catechetical methods, highlighting the integration of these teachings into daily routines, both at home and within the church. Luther's insistence on memorization as a foundational step in learning the catechism is explored, offering insights into a classical model of education. The conversation pivots to contemporary applications, urging pastors to adopt manageable steps and engage congregations through tools like Luther's Small Catechism. Join the conversation and listen today!

    ⁠www.thenals.org/podcast⁠

    Key Topics:


    Luther's catechetical approach
    Memorization and classical learning
    Integration of catechetical teachings into daily routines
    Contemporary application 

    Guest: 


    Dr. Todd Hains

    Hosts:


    Pastor Maurice Lee
    Dr. David Luy

    Additional Resources:


    Save the date for the North American Lutheran Seminary's June InterTerm, "Word and Sacrament Mission in a Post-Christian World,"taught by the Rev. Canon Dr. Dan Alger June 10-14, 2024 in Ambridge, PA – Registration opens March 25th! 
    The Fat Cat Series by Lexham Press
    Martin Luther and the Rule of Faith by Dr. Todd Hains

    • 55 min
    Catechesis in the Early Church

    Catechesis in the Early Church

    In this episode, we dive into the world of early Christian catechesis with Dr. Alex Fogleman, the founding director of the Catechesis Institute and assistant research professor of theology at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. Uncovering the diverse approaches, theological foundations, and practical aspects of catechesis in the early church, the episode explores figures from the early church and sheds light on the communal and relational nature of formation in the Christian community. Dr. Fogleman reflects on the relevance of these insights for modern Christian formation and recommends essential texts for a deeper dive. Join the conversation and listen today!

    ⁠www.thenals.org/podcast

    Key Topics:


    The foundations of catechesis
    Catechesis and its historical context
    The recovery of catechesis in our modern context
    The intersection of knowledge and faith
    Dr. Fogleman’s latest book, “Knowledge, Faith, and Early Christian Initiation”

    Guest:

    Dr. Alex Fogleman - Director of the Catechesis Institute and Assistant Research Professor of Theology at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University

    Hosts:


    Dr. David Luy
    Pastor Maurice Lee

    Additional Resources:


    Save the date for the North American Lutheran Seminary's June InterTerm, "Word and Sacrament Mission in a Post-Christian World," taught by the Rev. Canon Dr. Dan Alger June 10-14, 2024 in Ambridge, PA
    The Catechesis Institute
    Dr. Fogleman's latest book "Knowledge, Faith, and Early Christian Initiation"
    SE 1 | EP 3: Catechesis in Luther with Dr. Todd Hains coming next month

    To learn more about the North American Lutheran Seminary, visit ⁠www.thenals.org

    • 52 min
    Why Catechesis?

    Why Catechesis?

    Why Catechesis?

    In this episode, the Rev. Dr. Joel Scandrett joins Dr. Luy and Pastor Lee as they explore the role of catechesis in Christian formation. They delve into the historical and theological significance of catechesis, drawing from early Christian and Reformation traditions. Dr. Scandrett highlights the importance of classic catechisms like the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments in shaping Christian identity and understanding. The episode emphasizes the dynamic relationship between catechists and students and the need to integrate catechesis within the worshipping community. Dr. Scandrett's insights offer a compelling perspective on the ongoing relevance of catechesis in nurturing Christian discipleship.

    www.thenals.org/podcast

    Key Topics:


    Historical context and theological foundations of catechesis
    The role of classic catechetical topics in Christian formation
    The importance of dynamic catechist-student relationships
    Integrating catechesis within the worshipping community
    The ongoing significance of catechesis in Christian discipleship

     Guest:


    Dr. Joel Scandrett – Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Trinity School for Ministry

     Hosts:


    Dr. David Luy
    Pastor Maurice Lee

     Additional Resources:


    The North American Lutheran Seminary's summer interterm class on "Word and Sacrament Mission in a Post-Christian World," taught by Dr. Dan Alger
    SE 1 | EP 2: Catechesis in the Early Church with Dr. Alex Fogleman coming next month

    To learn more about the North American Lutheran Seminary, visit www.thenals.org

    • 49 min
    Why theology for the church?

    Why theology for the church?

    Join Professor David Luy and Pastor Maurice Lee in the debut episode of Cardigan & Collar. In this conversation they set the stage for a unique journey exploring the crossroads of theology and pastoral ministry while they share their vision for the podcast.

    Get ready for a compelling exploration, as theology and ministry come together in this exciting inaugural episode!



    Learn more about the North American Lutheran Seminary (NALS)

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Saint Didact ,

A Great Resource

I’m very excited that the NALS has embarked on the endeavor of creating this podcast. Not only is it helpful for those of us in the NALC (laity and clergy alike), but for Christians in general.

MotorSage ,

Kudos, Koine & Caution

Having found this podcast while perusing a sample “Word & Sacrament” publication, as a clergy person I found the discussions refreshing and informative. However, my enthusiasm was tempered somewhat by December’s offering about early church catechetical praxis. While the conversation was informative, I thought discussion was unduly limited to adult catechism and its relationship with Baptism as developed circa 200-500 a.d. This I view as a somewhat Calvinist leaning that ignored infant baptism as evidenced earlier in church history. Thus this session shorted dialog about how the early church met the subsequent need for adequate elementary level catechism.

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