Don’t you love this time of year as we celebrate our Savior’s birth? As with many holidays, there is history and myth intertwined in the traditions and origins of Christmas. But, for Christians, the most important and the most valid information comes from God’s Word. Dr. Jim Denison joins Chris Brooks to delve into the facts behind the nativity and to uncover the roots of some Christmas traditions, too.
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Dr. Jim Denison is a co-founder and the CEO of Denison Forum. Through The Daily Article, his email newsletter and podcast, Dr. Denison guides readers to discern today’s news—biblically. He is the author of multiple books, including his most recent book How Does God See America, and has taught on the philosophy of religion and apologetics at several seminaries. Dr. Denison serves as Resident Scholar for Ethics with Baylor Scott & White Health, where he addresses issues such as genetic medicine and reproductive science. He is also a Senior Fellow with the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative and serves as Senior Fellow for Global Studies at Dallas Baptist University’s Institute for Global Engagement. Jim and his wife, Janet, live in Dallas, Texas. They have two sons and four 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.