my santa

I’ve never liked Santa, in part because you can’t spell his name without using the same letters found in Satan. But I would have liked the original St. Nicholas, who went Dick Cheney on the heretic Arius at the Council of Nicea. Apparently Nick grew weary of listening to Arius’ slippery words, and he walked over and punched him in the face. And this is the guy who’s checking whether you’ve been naughty or nice?

You probably already know that today is St. Nick’s feast day, and my colleague Wendy Widder just sent me a couple of posters to celebrate. You may have already seen them on FB, but they’ve got a good shot to bring some cheer into your not-yet-white Christmas.


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  1. I usually hate memes, but this is worth a FB post πŸ™‚

  2. Apparently, St. Nick helps me feel connected with the ancient church. πŸ˜‰

  3. Aaaaaaand I have my sermon intro for Christmas Eve.

  4. Jonathan Shelley December 7, 2012 — 1:31 pm

    Avoiding nominalizations to make strong points is good. A stiff right is better. I think I have a new debate coach.

  5. Love this post! The tricky part for me is knowing how and when to present Jesus’s divinity to my Muslim friends. My usual approach is not to waste time trying to argue or prove it. Instead I try to let Jesus speak and reveal it for himself. I hope St. Nick would understand and not pop me in the kisser.

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