December 16, 2011 – December 23, 2011
Facts & the First Christmas
Christmas is the season when we celebrate the birth of God's greatest gift to the world, the Savior Jesus Christ. But did it really happen the way the Bible says it did? Is there any evidence for it? Or is the Christmas story we know and love simply a myth or fairy tale? What impact do the answers to these questions have on our faith? In this Groundwork series acclaimed historian Dr. Paul Maier joins Dave Bast to consult historic sources and separate fact from fantasy as we explore the story of the first Christmas as told in the gospels of Matthew and Luke.
Episodes in this Series
December 16 , 2011
Facts & the First Christmas, part 1
Historian Dr. Paul Maier joins Dave Bast to separate fact from fantasy as we explore the story of the first Christmas.
December 23 , 2011
Facts & the First Christmas, part 2
Historian Dr. Paul Maier and Dave Bast continue their exploration of the story of the first Christmas, discussing the places where tradition stays true to or diverged from the biblical account.