If you turn on the lawn sprinklers on Christmas Eve to keep carolers away
— you just might be a Scrooge

If you buy all of your Christmas gifts at a store that also sells gas
— you just might be a Scrooge

If you get your Christmas tree at a rest stop at night
— you just might be a Scrooge

If you give bathroom fixtures as Christmas gifts
— you just might be a Scrooge

If your favorite Christmas movie is Jurassic Park
— you just might be a Scrooge

If your best Christmas tradition involves a fire and reindeer meat
— you just might be a Scrooge

If your favorite pastime is putting defective bulbs in your neighbors’ string of Christmas lights
— you just might be a Scrooge

If your only holiday decoration is a rotting pumpkin
— you just might be a Scrooge

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About The Author

Michael Duduit is the founding publisher and editor of Preaching magazine. He is also the founding Dean of the new College of Christian Studies and Professor of Christian Ministry at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina. Michael is author and editor of several books, including the Handbook of Contemporary Preaching (Broadman & Holman Press), Joy in Ministry (Baker Books), Preaching With Power (Baker) and Communicate With Power (Baker). From 1996 until 2000 he served as editor of the Abingdon Preaching Annual series. His email newsletter, PreachingNow, is read each week by more than 40,000 pastors and church leaders in the U.S. and around the world. He is founder and director of the National Conference on Preaching and the International Congress on Preaching, which has been held in 1997 at Westminster Chapel in London, 2002 at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and 2007at Cambridge. He has been a pastor and associate pastor, has served a number of churches as interim pastor, and speaks regularly for churches, colleges and conferences.

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