Piper on Christmas Traditions

Here, John Piper gives a glimpse into how his house celebrated Christmas while their kids were growing up.

He describes:

1. A Jesse tree (a dead tree branch on which Christian symbols are hung) instead of a Christmas tree

2. Shepherd’s pouches (designed for each family member to give money to someone in need) instead of stockings

3. A manger scene (under which the presents were kept)

4. No Santa Claus (“a poor substitute for Jesus”), and the repercussions of that with his kids’ friends

5. Christmas morning dramas

However your family celebrates Christmas, this is an interesting, quick glimpse at how one family does theirs.


About davestuartjr
Dave Stuart Jr. is a full-time teacher who writes about becoming better, saner teachers at He is a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Crystal, and a father to Hadassah, Laura, and Marlena.

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