These writings on Martin Luther's Small Catechism are a departure from the typical catechism companion. Here you will find reflections that flow from the heart and inspire as only poetic verse can do. You can also use them in your teaching, preaching, bulletins, newsletters, or for inspirational reading.
"This is material that should be read slowly and savored. The beauty and force of the imagery will prompt new appreciation of the great treasures of our faith which we recite in the catechism."
David L. Tiede
President, Luther Seminary
St. Paul, Minnesota
"How do you stimulate reflection and imagination? Through poetic composition... Reminiscent of the Japanese haiku, these lines of verse pack refreshing and inspirational words for faith."
Michael J. Fossen
Pastor, Bethesda Lutheran Church
"I found myself enjoying your observations and writing very much... I love the creativity of what you've done... Poetry forces us in a very creative and visual way to probe the deeper meaning of things."
Bishop, Northeastern Minnesota Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
"Young people, pastors, and students of the catechism will find this creative, pithy, and poetic analysis a treasure house of gems to ponder."
Pastor, Faith United Lutheran Church
H. Burnell Baldwin served four years in the United States Army before entering the ministry. He was ordained in the Augustana Lutheran Church after receiving his degree from Augustana Seminary in Rock Island, Illinois. He served three parishes in West Central Minnesota over a period of 30 years and is currently the visitation pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, Cloquet, Minnesota.