Well… we hate to admit it… but let's be honest: after years, sometimes even decades, of reading the story of Christmas in Luke chapter 2, we might get a little bored—losing some of the awe we ought to have when discussing the greatest miracle in history. That's why we need to take a fresh look at the Christmas story by getting to know some of the minor characters that played a part in Jesus' birth, such as Zechariah and Elizabeth, the Shepherds, and Herod. Helping us do that is our friend author Daniel Darling. Love his book from Moody Publishers:
The Characters of Christmas: The Unlikely People Caught Up in the Story of Jesus.
Plus, looking at everything through the lens of Scripture. Sometimes the best conversations among believers are challenging ones. Stan Guthrie from the Colson Center For Christian Worldview joins us in the 8 am hour. Stan's recent book is Victorious: Corrie ten Boom and The Hiding Place.
Don't Stay for the Applause
Daniel Darling is Senior VP of Communications for NRB, and Pastor of Teaching and Discipleship at Green Hill Church, Mt Juliet, Tennessee. He writes regularly in a range of publications, including The Washington Post and Huffington Post, and hosts the weekly podcast The Way Home. Daniel lives with his wife and four children in the Nashville area.
Stan Guthrie, a licensed minister, is communications director for New Covenant Church in Naperville, Illinois, and an editor at large for the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His books include, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century; The Seven Signs of Jesus: God’s Proof for the Open-Minded; God’s Story in 66 Verses; A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy; All That Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us; and The Sacrament of Evangelism, with Jerry Root.
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.