Episode 10 -A Christmas Tradition

Reid shares a family tradition to connect with your kids and point them to Jesus around the holidays. 

Reid shares a family tradition to connect with your kids and point them to Jesus around the holidays. 

A Christmas Tradition

Reid erroneously quoted Snow Miser as being from the animated film “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” when he is, in fact, from “The Year without a Santa Claus." Christmas TV show purists please accept our deepest and sincere apologies. 

Malachi 4:4-6

4 “Remember the law of my servant Moses, the statutes and rules that I commanded him at Horeb for all Israel. 5 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. 6 And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”

The What and Why of Christmas Letter - CACC

  • Connect - be human, in their world/story, have fun

  • Affirm - what they are doing well, character traits/fruits of the Spirit I see

  • Challenge - what are the challenges in their life, character areas that need to be called up, future things ahead they need to see

  • Call forward in the Lord - call them to their future, call them to Christ and - vocare, primary calling to Christ/ son ship, secondary calling in his world and mission...vocational calling

Reviewish Segment


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Reid S. Monaghan

Reid Monaghan received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science with a minor in Physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at UNC he also competed on the wrestling team for the then perennial ACC Champion and top ten Tarheels. He is currently doing graduate work in Applied Apologetics, a multidisciplinary degree involving Philosophy, Biblical studies, and Theology at Southern Seminary.

After college, he spent eight years serving alongside his wife Kasey on the college campus with the ministry of Athletes in Action. He pioneered the Athletes in Action campus ministry at Virginia Tech and was the director there from 1998-2004. During his final two years on AIA staff Reid also served as regional director for the Mid-Atlantic and Ivy League schools. From 2004-2008 Reid was on the staff of Fellowship Nashville where he started a work with young adults called Inversion, preached in the Sunday rotation and taught classes in theology and Christian Apologetics.

Along with a team of friends, Reid planted Jacob’s Well, a theologically driven and culturally engaged church in Central New Jersey. He also helped pioneer the Acts 29 Network in the state of New Jersey and continues to serve as assessment coordinator for and a consultant to the Acts 29 South Central Network. He is a traveling speaker where he addresses students and athletes on various campuses throughout the United States. He has spoken to college students at such institutions as Brown, Princeton, Yale, Wake Forest, Rutgers, UNC Chapel Hill and Virginia Tech. In addition to his campus work he has spoken in chapel services for the Tennessee Titans, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Football Giants.

He has long been engaged with the task of bringing the gospel to people in culture in clear, relevant and compelling ways combining theological vision, apologetics, Christian thought and popular culture. His thinking and unpublished writing have been quoted in major works by Ravi Zacharias and Gregg R. Allison.

Some of his greatest joys in life are from the gifts God has given him in his wife Kasey (married 1996), and his kiddos Kayla (circa 2001), Kylene (circa 2003), and Thomas Reid (circa 2006).