Monthly Archives: November 2019

Conference Rehash

Time for a little conference rehash! I am happy to report that I attended two very good conferences at Concordia Theological Seminary this past week: the Good Shepherd Institute, which focuses on pastoral care and sacred music, with its theme of “A Living Tradition and Something New,” and a Symposium for Hymn Writers and Translators with the theme, “Teach Us Jesus Christ to Know Aright.”

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Portals of Prayer Devotional Bible

I got an absolutely beautiful Bible in the mail last week: the Portals of Prayer Devotional BibleIt is a full ESV translation of Scripture with 700 devotions contributed to Portals of Prayer through the years. What a clever idea!

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Christmas Chancel Drama

Ladies & gentlemen, one of my dear fellow writers, Mary Kuhlmann Antholz, has written in with a Christmas chancel drama she’s put together.

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2020 Pastoral Planner

Ladies and gentlemen, Lutheran pastors work hard and their work is not always like other types of work. So I’m going to recommend a pastoral planner that you can give them in support of all they do in Word & Sacrament care. 🙂

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Martin Luther’s Catechism with Pictures Giveaway

CPH has great offerings for Luther’s Small Catechism. I rarely look elsewhere. Yet a little gem of a book from the Martin Luther College Print Shop found its way to me: God Tells Us About Himself: Martin Luther’s Catechism with Pictures. It’s Martin Luther’s Catechism with pictures, obviously, but it’s also pocket-sized and super charming. So how about I give a few away? 🙂

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A Christmas Carol (Annotated)

A new edition of a Christmas classic: A Christmas Carol (Annotated): In Prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas is now available with forward by Lutheran Rev. Sam Schuldheisz!

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Ferndale Coloring Contest!

The World of the Wazzlewoods: A Fern & Dale Fairy Tale will soon have its sequel out! And as we get excited for that release, Lutheran writer Rev. Tyrel Bramwell has organized the cutest thing: a Ferndale coloring contest!

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Led by the Spirit

Now here’s a great release to announce! Led By the Spirit: How Charismatic Is New Testament Christianity, by Victor C. Pfitzner, is now available through CPH with a new introduction and annotated bibliography by Lutheran seminary professor Dr. John Pless.

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Gag Gifts for Pastors

Have you ever wanted gag gifts for pastors? Here you go. In time for Christmas, but, even better, in time to give you a laugh today.

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There’s a Bug on the Floor!

Ack! I almost forgot to mention this! It’s another Rev. Chris Thoma book, this one written for children (and not starring whiskey! lol). There’s a Bug on the Floor came out early October.

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