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Children’s Christmas Programs

I’m a bit behind posting this due to my unexpected hiatus, but here you go: an example of a super simple Lutheran Christmas program for a small group of kids. I put it together for our own little group, and you’ll see it’s more “put together” than written by me. 🙂 So, come on, folks! Let’s get the Word of God into the mouths of children! And, if you don’t have something, choose goodies for Christmas children’s programs from all the good stuff already graciously given to us! (I like to use the ESV version.)

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6 Thoughtful Ways to Gift Your Writing

An article to save for later: 6 Thoughtful Ways to Gift Your Writing

6 Thoughtful Ways to Gift Your Writing

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Twelve Hymns for the Twelve Days of Christmas

Merry Christmas and blessed Saint Stephen!

I do not know why some links end up pretty and some remain the same. Whatever. I still recommend this link. 🙂

https://music.cph.org/blog/twelve-hymns-for-the-twelve-days-of-christmas

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Christmas Read Alouds

Hello! I saw a neat (not particularly Lutheran) article and thought I’d share it: 10 Christmas Stories Every Father Should Read to His Children. I hadn’t even heard of a bunch of these, and Christmas read alouds can be so great!

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Lutheran Advent Reviewers?

Are there any Lutheran Advent reviewers among my readers? There is so much on the market–free or otherwise–designed to refocus our attention at this time of year. How can we know what’s good?

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Review of Scrooge

Today I offer you a review of Scrooge and the Question of God’s Existence by Lutheran author Steve Luhring. It’s graced with a foreword from Dr. Paul Maier, himself, who boasts in both the premise and the delivery of this apologetic, philosophical yet fun to read novel.

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Scrooge! Ba Humbug!

New find from a Lutheran novelist and it looks amazing! Scrooge and the Question of God’s Existence, written by Steve Luhring, is about doubts about God and the Christian faith. It presents the marvelous scenario, “What would happen if Scrooge’s Christmas ghosts had given time and attention to addressing the existence of God, suffering, and purpose?” It uses a holiday classic as a forum to ponder common apologetic concerns!

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Another Luther Christmas Quote

I’m taking it easy with this post today. Below is a link to an article post about another Luther Christmas quote. 🙂 Merry Christmas! Don’t forget to take things easy, resting in God’s care especially in that most physical of considerations, the Incarnation!

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Luther Christmas Quote

Today’s post is from a Facebook friend of mine (HT: Chris Matthis). It’s a Luther Christmas quote you may not have read or heard before:

The birth of Christ was timed to coincide with the census because God wanted to teach us the duty of obedience even to a heathen government . . . . Is not this shameful, that Christ should obey a power that his people and his household regarded as an abomination? But Christ obeyed the civil government of the emperor. Every Christian, therefore, should let Augustus administer his realm—should not hinder but help (Martin Luther, Martin Luther Christmas Book, ed. Roland Bainton [Philadelphia: Muhlenberg Press, 1948], 35).

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Looking for God in All the Wrong Places

Fall is in the air. Our congregation just had its “Thanks for Giving” turkey supper. It’s time to take a breath of contentment before the holiday season begins. And, after that brief moment, I am pleased to announce that my friend, Rev. Chris Matthis (LCMS), has released another book: Looking for God in All the Wrong Places: Sermons for Advent and Christmas. (To be honest, it includes Epiphany, too. :))

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