Some of the The Parental Office audience probably do not care about a confessional Lutheran conference held in the dead of winter in suburban Chicago, but I know at least a few who do. Therefore, I decided to writeup a “review” of the enriching event which my lovely wife and I attended this weekend. About […]


“My First Hymnal” Book Released (with Video Promo)

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by Joshua McNary on November 2, 2011

Echoing the topic of podcast #6 titled “Using Music and Hymns to Enrich Christian Kids and Why”, one of our favorite book producers, Concordia Publishing House, has released “My First Hymnal” edited by David A. Johnson. The description and promo video note the book includes hymns, but also the Creeds, prayers, Psalms, and explanations regarding […]


Don’t substitute Christ with Veggies

by Joshua McNary on August 3, 2011

VeggieTales, the lovable Christian cartoon, has for years been delighting kids and parents with their fun telling of Bible stories and tales emphasizing moral themes.  I bet you have shown at least a few episodes to your kids or maybe a well meaning family member gave your child a DVD as a gift.  Even as […]