Gordon Atkinson was very kind to talk to me last weekend. He was on his wife’s cell phone (because he was having trouble with his) in his backyard, and this episode is the result of our conversation. I enjoyed talking about the theme of hospitality in A Christmas Story You’ve Never Heard and The Shepherds’ Story and his approach to writing and preaching. If you’ve never visited RealLivePreacher.com, it’s high time you do yourself a favor.

After listening to this third installment of the advent series, be sure and purchase Gordon’s retelling of the birth narratives through dramatized versions. Gordon is a fellow Texan and the pastor of Covenant Baptist Church in San Antonio, which is also the congregation of artist, blogger, good guy Paul Soupiset from episode 11.

Thank you to Deacon Matt Scott from Atlanta, Georgia. Hows about showing us some love on the blog?

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This podcast episode features original music by Ben Bowen King, from the audio versions of the books.

Purchase A Christmas Story, The Shepherds’ Story, RealLivePreacher.com the Book: gracefullthings.com/rlp/christmas

Real Live Preacher Dramatized Version: reallivepreacher.com/rlpdv


Gracefull Things (Jewelry and Prayer Beads from Jeanene Atkinson): gracefullthings.com

RLP’s Conversation with Marcus Borg: ccblogs.org/node/40

On deck in the Homebrewed Christianity Advent Series: LeRon Shults, John Cobb

RLP Hype in the Blogosphere: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7