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ACM is the umbrella organization under which Sntjohnny.com operates.  It is a Christian apologetics ministry that focuses on defending the faith through the arts and literature in addition to ‘standard’ apologetics approaches. On account of this, ACM does a fair bit of publishing, including the recent release of Shirley Tucker’s award winning Diamonds in the Dust. Right now, we’ve got a fair bit of stock on our shelves of our various titles and we’re looking to send these books to good homes.

Christmas is coming up, right? You’re going to be giving out gifts anyway, right? Then give folks … continue reading...

Buy George MacDonald’s Lilith

George MacDonald was the literary and spiritual forbear of many 20th century Christians, the most prominent perhaps being C.S. Lewis who cited Phantastes as ‘baptizing his imagination.’  This Christmas, pick up the other notable work by George MacDonald, Lilith, at a huge discount- for just $5.95 plus shipping!

Buy it soon as quantities are limited.

If you did want to pick it up on Amazon.com, it is listed at $11.66 as of this writing.

To see all of ACM’s books, including a number of Christian classics go here.… continue reading...

What I don’t like about Santa Claus

We don’t teach our kids that Santa Claus is ‘real’ but that doesn’t mean I find the idea horrid.  See this post for my reasons for not raising my kids to ‘believe in Santa Claus’ and the ironical result that the oldest boy nonetheless… believes in Santa Claus.

Apart from the discussion linked above, this morning I was reminded of another element of the modern day Santa Claus phenom I don’t like.

We celebrated Christmas today as a family because we were traveling over the holiday.  In the morning, my oldest- whom I just said believes in Santa despite our … continue reading...

Should Christian Parents Encourage Children to Believe in Santa Claus?

I noticed that I was getting some traffic related to this question that is linked to my recent post comparing and contrasting Santa Claus with Jesus, arguing that in spite of atheistic pot shots about the difference between belief in Santa and belief in Jesus is that kids grow out of belief in Santa, the fact is that there is historical evidence for Santa- and even more evidence for Jesus.

But these searchers want to know if Christians should promote the belief in the commercialized myth of Santa.

Personally, I would answer as ‘No.  No, you should not.’  The … continue reading...