Paul Maier

Dr. Paul Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at Western Michigan University, a four-term Vice President of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, and a much-published author of both scholarly and popular works.

Recent Episodes featuring Paul Maier:

Facts & 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.

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Facts & the First Christmas 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.

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Reactions & People of the Passion April 22 , 2011

Easter - God's Response

Christ is Risen! People in churches all over the world greet each other with these words around Easter. There's excitement and anticipation as we remember and celebrate Christ's defeat of death. But even at Easter, believer may still have questions like, now what? Christ is Risen, he has completed his mission and saved humans from the trap of sin, but now what? What does it mean for our lives now as we follow him?

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Reactions & People of the Passion April 15 , 2011

Passion Sunday: The Crucifixion

With the Hosanna cries of Palm Sunday still fresh, we look ahead to the crucifixion. Churches have special services to commemorate it. And no one questions it is at the core of Christian faith. As we spiritually find ourselves at the foot of the cross this season, we wonder, what did Christ's death on the cross accomplish?

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