In a Christmas special Justin is joined by priest and physicist Revd Gillian Straine and agnostic astronomer Mark Kidger of the European Space Agency. They discuss the scientific theories for the star of Bethlehem, who the Magi were and how scientists reconcile the miracles of Christmas with science. And… cute kids alert! We hear the Christmas story retold by 6 and 7yr olds.
Towards the end of the show Justin also asks NT Wright whether we can trust the Christmas stories in Matthew and Luke as historical.
For Gillian Straine: http://www.gillianstraine.com/
For Mark Kidger’s blogs on the Star of Bethlehem https://openspacescience.blog/2017/12/01/star-of-bethlehem-reflections/
For a previous show on the Star of Bethlehem https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-The-Star-of-Bethlehem-Fact-or-Fiction-Colin-Nicholl-Aaron-Adair-Mark-Kidger
For the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: http://www.askntwright.com
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