For those of you interested, Tim Keller and Sam Shammas have compiled The New City Catechism, a fifty-two Q&A catechism that draws from a variety of already existing reformed catechisms to synthesise a body of work which embraces historical theological teaching while seeking to address contemporary concerns.
Read about the project at The Gospel Coalition.
Keller writes more about it at Redeemer’s City To City blog.
There’s even an iPad app.
Absent is any explanation of why churches that already have catechisms as part of their confessional standards would use such a thing.
Just don’t call The Gospel Coalition a denomination.
But this is an opportunity to see what their leadership considers essential aspects of Christian life and instruction in 2012.
And Daryl Hart’s curmudgeonly take on the whole thing includes these highly amusing suggestions about a Keller themed catechism:
(Remember these are NOT part of the New City Catechism, though)
Q. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him hedonistically, especially in the city.
Q. How does God execute his decrees?
A. God executes his decrees in the works of creation, providence, and urbanism.
It’s all about the city, after all.