Christmas is here! As you ponder the story of Christmas with the virgin birth, the wise men and all the wonderful events around the birth of Christ, does it seem beyond belief? Over the years, false realities of Jesus have been propagated and accepted. We will take a look at the false portraits of Jesus so common in society today and compare them to the Biblical narrative. Who is Jesus and how does His reality make a difference now? Join us for a fascinating conversation!
Dr. Winfred Neely (B.A., D.Min. Trinity International University; M.A. Wheaton and Doctoral degree in Old Testament at the University of Bristol, England.) He is an ordained minister of the Gospel and a full time professor of Biblical Exposition, and pastoral studies at Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Prior to joining the faculty at Moody, Winfred served churches in the City of Chicago and is currently Senior pastor of the Judson Baptist Church in Oak Park, IL. He brings to his ministry a global perspective, having served as a missionary/pastor in Senegal, West Africa for nine years. He is also involved in a global equipping ministry, speaking and conducting workshops and training events at churches and conferences in the US and abroad. He and his wife Stephne have been married for forty years and have four adult children and nine grandchildren.
Chris Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.