The Flawed Theology of Naughty and Nice Lists

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A few years ago, my mother gave me a Christmas pillow on which a picture of Santa's naughty and nice lists was embroidered.  She had a strange smile on her face when she gave it to me and once I looked at it closely, I figured out why:  Both my and my sister's names were on the 'naughty' list. Nice, Mom. Or should I say, naughty? For years moms and dads the world over have preached Santa's naughty/nice list theology to their children.  If you're good, you earn your way onto the nice list and a … [Read more...]

Nine Life Lessons From Buddy the Elf

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We kicked off the Christmas season last week with our first viewing of Elf, starring Will Farrell.  I say our first viewing because, being one of our favorite Christmas movies, one viewing is never enough.  We love this movie, not only because it is side-splittingly funny, but because the main character, Buddy the elf, is about the best life coach out there.  Here are some of the things he taught me:1.  Accept RealityEven when he falls 915 items behind in the toy building room and is fin … [Read more...]


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