Christmas – it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Films, TV shows, and commercials tell us that everything is great, everyone is happy, even the weather is obliging. But sometimes underneath all the sparkle, our hearts have questions, like: Can Christmas help me with my Problems? Is Christmas merely ‘Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire’? How can Christmas make me happy forever? Join us as we discover the true joy of Christmas.
Saint Nicholas - Sinter Klaas - Santa Claus – all names for a major symbol of Christmas. But is he just a symbol? Join us today to hear the story of Nicholas, 3rd Century Bishop of Myra, Asia Minor (present- day Turkey), and how, over time, stories of his holy, generous life were embellished into legend. Discover additions made to the story by writer Washington Irving, minister Clement Moore, Civil War illustrator Thomas Nast, and Coca-Cola artist Haddom Sundblom. Don’t miss a minute of this fascinating history lesson.
Josh Moody (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the senior pastor of College Church. He is the president and founder of God Centered Life Ministries, which proclaims God’s Word worldwide through daily broadcasts on Moody Radio, One Place, podcasts, and live-streaming on godcenteredlife.org. He grew up in the London area and became a follower of Jesus in the Church of England. He is the author of over 14 books, including a series of accessible guides to Christian living (How Christmas Can Change Your Life, Christian Focus 2019; How the Bible Can Change Your Life, Christian Focus 2018; How Church Can Change Your Life, Christian Focus 2015); a two-volume commentary on John’s Gospel (John 1-12 For You and John 13-21 for You, The Good Book Company 2017 and 2019). His passion is the gospel. He is an expository preacher who seeks to bring God’s Word into the practical matters of the human condition and heart.
William Federer is a nationally known speaker, best-selling author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America's noble heritage. His AMERICAN MINUTE radio feature is broadcast daily across America and by the Internet. His Faith in History television airs on the TCT Network on stations across America and via DirectTV.