Do You Know What You Believe?
In Taking God Seriously: Vital Things We Need to Know, J. I. Packer writes:
As the years go by, I am increasingly burdened by the sense that the more conservative church people in the West, Protestant and Roman Catholic alike, are, if not starving, at least grievously undernourished for lack of a particular pastoral ministry that was a staple item in the church life of the first Christian centuries and also of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation era in Western Europe, but has largely fallen out of use in recent days. That ministry is called catechesis. It consists of intentional, orderly instruction in the truths that Christians are called to live by, linked with equally intentional and orderly instruction on how they are to do this.
In the video below, Packer reflects on this “undernourishment” that many Christians suffer from, challenging us to take our faith and God’s Word seriously.