Anti-Santy Ranty

Do we sometimes view God as a giant Father Christmas?

Do you imagine God as a moralistic dispenser of stuff – someone who’s watching and waiting to spot our mistakes?  Many people might imagine God to be similar to an ancient invisible St Nick in the sky. 

But Christmas shows that’s not so. This video compares people’s view of God with Santa. The spoken word poem shares how God is very different – how he became flesh, how he drew alongside us, and how he came to befriend and save.

Possible Discussion Questions

  • How do you think you view God?
  • Why is it so key that God came alongside us, by Jesus being born that first Christmas?



Produced by Speak Life

Speak Life prayerfully preach the gospel, train Christians in evangelism and resource the church for its mission to the world. Speak Life produce video resources, and a regular podcast that help Christians to engage on key topics.

Performed by Glen Scrivener