Santa versus Jesus

Merry Christmas! I wrote a column for my church’s newletter so thought I’d post on my blog too. 

“You better watch out! You better not cry! You better not pout! I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town,” begins the modern-day Christmas song. Santa Claus is an icon of American culture. He keeps track of all the good and bad little boys and girls. I confess I may have threatened my children once (or, possibly, twice) that Santa was watching them so they’d better behave “or Santa will give you coal for Christmas!” It was quite an effective child rearing tool, especially during the month of December. (Continue reading by clicking the link below.

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