Happy Holidays! Giving both our State of Belief host, Rev. Welton Gaddy, and our potential guests a little break, this week we’re sharing highlights from past shows.

We’ll rewind to Welton’s Christmas interview with Dr. Jana Riess, who released her book The Twible: All the Chapters of the Bible in 140 Characters or Less . . . Now with 68% More Humor! in 2013.

Then, Rev. Rudy Rasmus, who co-pastors the St. John’s United Methodist Church located in Downtown Houston with his wife Juanita. The former brothel owner has been growing this incredibly diverse congregation since 1992.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus… Or, at least there was. Historian Adam C. English tells the story in his book The Saint Who Would be Santa Claus: The True Life and Trials of Nicholas of Myra.

Even in the tragic circumstances of 2020, this time of year is centered on Christian imagery and traditions. Welton spoke to Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, President of CLAL in New York City, about what the season is like for other Americans.

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