The Flawed Theology of Naughty and Nice Lists

Santa

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...]


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