No, I’m not writing about the Heidelberg Catechism rap on Youtube making the rounds. I’m awaiting a rock opera version of the Confession of 1967.
Anyway . . . the 220th General Assembly (2012) voted to send a new translation of the Heidelberg Catechism to the presbyteries for their vote. Should it be approved, this new translation will replace the translation in the current Book of Confessions. Gary Neal Hansen teaches church history at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary and served on the Special Committee on the Heidelberg Catechism. In this 23 minute video, Dr. Hansen explores the hows and whys of the new translation, how it compares to the earlier translation and the original German and Latin, and the catechism can build the faith of individuals and congregations. It can be especially helpful to presbyteries as they study the new translation in preparation for voting.