Michael Barber on the True Meaning of Christmas

December 14, 2021

What does the Bible really say about the birth of Jesus? How did the celebration of Christmas become associated with things like Santa Claus and decorated trees? Dr. Tim Gray welcomes Dr. Michael Barber, professor of Theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute, to discuss his new book that will transform your Christmas season. The True Meaning of Christmas is now available on Catholic Market.

Meet Our Guest

Michael Barber

Michael Barber is Professor of Theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. His most recent academic publication is Paul, A New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2019), co-written with Brant Pitre and John Kincaid. In addition to his teaching, academic research and publishing, he also gives popular-level presentations at Catholic conferences and parish events around the United States. For booking, see

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