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“Christ, the Savior, is born! Christ, the Savior, is born!”

Are you singing those words from “Silent Night” right now? December is the time we celebrate our Savior entering our world. Forward in Christ is no different, with multiple articles highlighting this eternal, life-changing event.

  • Jeff Enderle and Mark Jeske remind us to focus on the manger this month rather than letting our messy lives interfere with the true meaning of Christmas.
  • Jacob Behnken unwraps the “Magnificat,” Mary’s words of praise to her gracious God that still ring true for us today.
  • Jaclyn Olson explores God’s timing as she relates the life of Elizabeth, the mother of the forerunner of Jesus.

- Julie Wietzke, managing editor

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A new chapter for John Braun—and Forward in Christ

After 16 years of service as executive editor of Forward in Christ, John Braun is retiring effective Dec. 31. This is his final issue. “One of the things that I appreciated most about John Braun’s work as executive editor was his continuing desire to make improvements in Forward in Christ,” says Mark Schroeder, WELS president. […]

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