Episode 11 :: Whose Birthday?-6 FINALE


Listen to all six WHOSE Birthday? episodes during the 12 Days of Christmas, from Christmas Day to Epiphany Day  — privately or with your family.

In this episode. . .

Whose Birthday Is it, Anyway? part 6 – a radio adaptation of Alternatives’ best-known resource for Advent and Christmas. This episode features:

The Celebration Revolution of Alexander Scrooge* + Carols with Justice + Reflections + Real Life Experiences (Spanish version)

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom. For previous episodes, see the list at the bottom of these notes.

COMING next episode: Interview with Valerie Weaver-Zercher, editor of Living More with Less, 30th Anniversary Edition + Preparing for Winter Celebrations + Any Year Alternatives Calendar

Mentions in this episode:

Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?

This Advent and Christmas Resource for Families, Individuals and Churches is for your personal inspiration, community education and sharing. This online-only edition for 2013 is a work-in-progress. You can still submit ART or an ARTICLE.

Want to Contribute? Submission Guidelines

Issues 1-25

Although this resource is not available in print, you may make all the copies you choose. It is covered by Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

Table of Contents

Reflections & Activities

Fear Not series of six GRAPHICS by Doyle Burbank-Williams from Worship Alternatives. Also see Be (Un)Afraid, Be Very (Un)Afraid! by Bob Sitze.

My Advent Adventure I-Want-To-Go-Deeper Daily Guide

Hand-made Gifts Are Best

Advent Series #1: Unwrapping Christmas in a Different Paradigm (5 parts)

Advent Series #2: The Unholy Family of Christmas (6 parts)

Humorous Christmas Art

10 Tips to Escape the Stifling Comfort Zone

Whose Birthday? How-To


Colleague Organizations

Advent Resources for Kids 2013
Advent Resources Galore for 2013
Coming Home to God: Meditation VIDEO
Coming Home to the Advent Story: PODCAST

Advent/Christmas music from Sing Justice! Do Justice!


Hard copies of Alternatives’ resources — paper, CD, DVD — will be available soon at nominal cost from ELCA Archives (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 • (847) 690-9410 • archives@elca.org • 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F. An appointment in advance of visit is advised. NOTE: This is not the ELCA headquarters bldg.

Mentions in recent episodes:

The Story of Jason + Thoughts While NOT Listening to the Christmas Story +10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Christmas + The Search for Meaning: Beyond a Commercialized World by Christine Sine + Share Simple Living with Home Decorations + The Christmas Game + 10 Free, Fun Family Things to Do at Christmas + Carols with Justice TEXT  + Sing-along (text and audio) + Consumo Must Go! (skit) + What Does JESUS Want for Christmas?

10 Tips for Simpler, More Meaningful Easter | Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

For SEASONAL HELPS, including links to AV and Text resources, see episode 6. 

SEASONAL HELPS from *Treasury of Celebrations: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth:  ADVENT | CHRISTMAS | Winter Festivals: Jan.-April

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Individual Episode Index: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits. Guest Voice: Rita Iversen. Carols with Justice: Jill Miller, vocals; DeeEtta Riley, keyboard. The Whose Birthday? radio series, originally produced by Peter Iversen, has been slightly edited to remove dated information.

*GRAPHIC: Celebration Revolution of Alexander Scrooge, Executive Producer, Bob Kochtitzky, founder of Alternatives

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*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

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