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Jeremy Crooks

Jeremy grew up in Sydney Australia. He has tertiary qualifications in business, training, and Bible. With experience in both church ministry and corporate human resources, Jeremy has a strong interest in how faith is demonstrated in our homes and workplaces. You can contact Jeremy at


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    peter moroney

    Hi Jeremy, we do santa. I expect my son will put his ” childish ways” behind him soon. I see no harm in it whatsover. For me the simplest explanation is usually the best – all australian kids are taught the lie of santa its part of who we are. Christian kids will feel no more cheated than non christian kids. Whats far more devastating is a lie about God or maaters of faith. Merry Christmas. Pete

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    Jeremy Crooks

    Thanks Pete. Merry Christmas to you too.

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    Jason Harris

    Hey Jeremy,

    I tend to see option #2 as the ideal approach. Except that I don’t see the holiday as primarily secular at all. I’m hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ preached in the lyrics at the local Stockland. I think many try to ignore the inherently Christian focus of the holiday, but it takes work to do so.

    Also, that Santa pic is creeping me out!! =P

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    I read this and immediately thought of two families who fill # 1 and # 3.

    # 1 are in my “nuts” category on the Fundamentalist spectrum.

    # 3 are in danger of downplaying white lies.


    A lie is a lie.


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