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 cultural scholar, pastor, and author who helps people respond biblically and redemptively to the vital issues of our day. He is also the co-founder and Chief Vision Officer of the Denison Forum, a Dallas-based nonprofit that comments on current issues through a biblical lens.
He is a widely sought speaker, podcaster, and subject-matter expert on radio about cultural issues from a biblical perspective and has taught on the philosophy of religion and apologetics at several seminaries.
Prior to launching Denison Forum in 2009, he pastored churches in Texas and Georgia. He holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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.
Equipped with Chris Brooks encourages listeners to live to grow spiritually, think Biblically, and live compassionately in a world that desperately needs our Savior. Chris examines all of life through the lens of a Biblical Worldview, equipping believers to live, share and defend their faith in today's rapidly changing culture.