Monthly Archives: August 2020

Memoir: Enduring Shame

On Friday, I reviewed a rather lighthearted memoir, I Don’t Want to Have the Prayer. Today I’m able to tell you about a very different, more serious Lutheran memoir: Enduring ShameThe story begins in 1945 Germany, featuring an all-too-often forgotten program in Nazi Germany: the “Lebensborn pogram.” It was just released this month.

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I Don’t Want to Have the Prayer

Today’s post is a review of Lutheran author (and PK) Karen Averitt’s memoir, I Don’t Want to Have the Prayer: A Messy Pastor’s Kid Does Her Memory Work.

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Online Free Collections

Let’s list some online free collections of Lutheran books or other writings. 🙂

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Lars Lee

Maybe in another ten years, when my kids are older, I can find enough people to have a geeky Lutheran book club to read through old, semi-forgotten Lutheran novels. Such a one may be Lars Lee.

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Fulfillment

My dears, rumor has it that the Lutheran Witness is still open to contributions for their December issue on Christ’s incarnation as the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy.

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Shifting Sands

My goal is to review the Lutheran books I’ve read this summer, but to do, at most, every other day reviews. Today’s review will be on Lutheran author Ray Keating‘s Shifting Sands: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short StoryThe summer $2.99 sale is still going on, though I don’t know how long it will last, so keep that in mind. 

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My 2020 Lutheran Homeschool Plan

As you know, I’ve helped to start LutheranHomeschool.com. This year being as it is, I’ve had a number of people ask how to find a Lutheran box curriculum. In other words, what can give them, out of a box, every single thing they need to homeschool. Mostly I’ve pointed elementary folks to Wittenberg Academy, which offers free curriculum for Kindergarten through sixth grade, which I understand is primarily public domain, aka, truly free. Still I thought I’d also share my 2020 Lutheran homeschool plan for the year here so that, if you know someone feeling clueless about Lutheran homeschooling, 🙂 they can look here and feel a bit better. I do so here since Lutheran Homeschool doesn’t really have a place for personal sharing.

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Conservative Lutheran Book Clubs

I’ve really enjoyed going through Gene Veith’s Reading Between the Lines with those who have joined my book club. I’ve enjoyed it so much that I want to spread the fun (without me being in a constant leadership role!), so I’ve created a new Facebook group for Conservative Lutheran Book Clubs.

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The Odyssey

This is too cool. I have to share it even though it isn’t Lutheran or writing-craft related. 🙂 Can simply awesome literary stuff count? Because Oklahoma Contemporary will livestream a six-day reading series of Emily Wilson’s recent translation of Homer’s The Odyssey!

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Christ and Calamity

Hal Senkbeil’s latest, Christ and Calamity: Grace and Gratitude in the Darkest Valleyis a great and (on Kindle) SUPER INEXPENSIVE BOOK for our times!

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