Lutheran Witness: December 2023

The December issue of The Lutheran Witness reflects on “The Blessing of Children” — how Christ’s birth hallows all life, how we should become like children, how parents can bless their own children, and more.


  • ‘Blessed Is the Fruit of Your Womb!’: How Christ’s birth hallows all births and all of bodily life — Josh Pauling
  • Dependent, Receptive, Wondering: On becoming like a child — Sarah Reinsel
  • Family Traditions: Seeing Christ clearly — Rachel Gray
  • ‘We Praise You, Jesus, at Your Birth’: Commemorating the 500th anniversary of Luther’s great Christmas hymn — Molly Lackey
  • Blessing of Children: How to bless the little ones in your home — Christopher Nuttelman
  • Unplanned: The surprising gift of children — Jeffrey Hemmer


  • Snippets: News from around the LCMS and the world
  • Lutheran Education: An Historic Education
  • Set Apart to Serve: A Christmas Message from Set Apart to Serve
  • From the CTCR: Christian Decision-Making and the End of Life
  • Searching Scripture: Grace Be With You

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