Wonder and Magic

The other night on the local news in Chicago (yes, I must admit to being an occasional viewer), one of the anchors had the poor form to say that there is no Santa and that parents are the ones who provide the presents. There was a predictable firestorm from parents, who accused the offender of taking away the “wonder and magic of Christmas” from their children. Far be it from me to tell other parents what they should tell their children about Christmas, but might I make the radical suggestion that Christmas is supposed to be about Christ? That’s where the real and lasting wonder and magic are to be found.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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