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Kids Long for Tradition

My daughter is fourteen and there is something she has always wanted to do. What? Help my wife prepare the Thanksgiving turkey. For some reason, which none of us can remember, she never ended up lending a hand in the kitchen on the big day. We haven’t had many Thanksgiving meals at our house and if memory serves me, the year she expressed interest in cooking the bird was the last year we stayed home for the feast. After that year we traveled to Grandma and Grandpa’s house, alternating between my parents and my wife’s to celebrate the national day of thanks with our extended family. Earlier this year, as we were discussing our November travel plans, my daughter expressed that she’s always wanted to help her mom prepare the turkey for Thanksgiving. We’ve already traveled a lot this year so we decided that we would stay home. It’s an opportunity to give my daughter a part of the Thanksgiving tradition for which she has longed. This little episode reminded me of a truth that …

Come in, We Are Closed

Many evangelicals are unfamiliar with it, don’t understand it, and are often offended when they encounter it, but when it comes to the Lord’s Supper Scripture clearly teaches that Holy Communion is not for anybody and everybody. In this short work of fiction Rev. Tyrel Bramwell recalls the questions he had when he first encountered closed Communion as a young evangelical and the conversations he has had as a pastor, in order to dispel false assumptions and provide the Biblical answers to real misunderstandings. Order your copy today! Available in bundles of 10, 50, or 100 or on Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and Audible editions. Download the FREE study guide!     WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT COME IN, WE ARE CLOSED   “It is a challenge to convey theological truth and faithful practice in fiction. Rev. Bramwell does so with theological deftness, pastoral winsomeness, and confessional faithfulness with regard to the challenging topic of closed Communion. Engaging, humorous, and authentic, Come in, We Are Closed is the helpful tool laypeople and pastors have been praying for to reach those used to open Communion. …