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Believing more in John than Baptizer than in Santa Claus means not having to overcome a lie, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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The annual Santa/God confusion is at its worst when it turns a holy God into a punitive, spooky, nosy predator, cruelly punishing anyone who gets out of line, writes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. Read more

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Santa Kneeling to Jesus

Photo Courtesy of Richard L. Bryant

Jesus and Santa may seem alike to us when we want things, but in reality only Jesus can bring the true gifts of forgiveness and abundant life, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

Practicing Faith

Santa Figurine

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The Rev. Christina Perkins says her family's refusal to incorporate the myth of Santa Claus into their Christmas celebrations has led to some interesting experiences, including a better focus on celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Read more

Perspectives

Santa Claus

Illustration Courtesy of Christy Thomas

A conscious decision to leave Santa Claus out of their family's Christmas celebrations in order to focus on Jesus Christ has made their holidays all the more meaningful, writes the Rev. Christina Perkins. Read more

Perspectives

Santa Claus

Illustration Courtesy of Christy Thomas

The fantasy of Santa Claus makes for holiday fun, but it's a grave mistake to let children think the "jolly old elf" can bring the true gifts of life, writes the Rev. Christy Thomas. Read more

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