Santa Christ? Jesus Claus? (Guest Post at HfG)

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Today I have a Christmas-themed guest I wrote back in 2009 featured over at my friend Paul’s blog, Hunting for God. Please go check it out and leave your comments there!

One of my favorite books is Donald Miller’s Searching for God Knows What, a book composed of Miller’s thoughts about and experiences with God.  Miller’s books are always entertaining and thought-provoking. He is one of those authors who always seems to be able to put those things we struggle with into words with an artistic flair.

Chapter two of this book spent some time exploring the parallel between a child’s understanding of Santa Claus and Jesus Christ:

“In my opinion, there are two essential problems with believing God is somebody He isn’t. The first problem is that it wrecks your life, and the second is that it makes God look like an idiot…”

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