Episode 24: Why Jesus Didn’t Come In (Adul Strength for Christmas

In the previous episode, you met Dr. Nicole Martin, Chief Impact Officer of Christianity Today. Nicole shared about the moment she first realized the true meaning and depth of Christmas, and how she and her family prioritize “BEING” over “DOING” during this typically hectic time of the year.     

In this episode, Nicole walks us through her final two talking points which support her personal meaning of Christmas, and both Nicole and host, Jordan Johnstone, share why they think Christ coming as a baby and not as a full-grown adult holds significance for all Christians.

Guest Bio:

Reverend Doctor Nicole Massie Martin was born and educated in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a triple major in Human and Organizational Development, Educational Studies, and French. Dr. Martin received her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. She earned a Doctor of Ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with an emphasis on African American Redemptive Leadership.

Dr. Martin serves as the Chief Impact Officer at Christianity Today. She is the founder and Executive Director of Soulfire International Ministries, which accelerates thriving for pastors, churches, and younger leaders. She is also active in her local congregation in Maryland at Kingdom Fellowship AME Church where she supports the Discipleship Ministry.

Dr. Martin is a gifted writer and author of Made to Lead: Empowering Women for Ministry and Leaning In, Letting Go: A Lenten Devotional. She serves on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals and has been inducted into the esteemed Board of Preachers at Morehouse College.

Dr. Martin is married to her best friend, Dr. Mark Martin, and they have two amazing daughters, Addison and Josephine.