After experiencing the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn (aka the Christmas Star of 2020) in December 2020, I spent the past year researching several books and a DVD written to explain what each author believed was the star mentioned in chapter 2 of the Gospel of Matthew.
Below is the link to the YouTube video of my presentation to the Reasons to Believe – Austin, TX chapter on December 11, 2021. RTB is a faith and science ministry started by astrophysicist Dr. Hugh Ross in 1986. Full disclosure: I am an officer of the Austin, TX chapter of RTB.
During this 55-minute talk, I reviewed The Star of Bethlehem DVD (2007), the book, The Great Christ Comet, by Colin R. Nicholl (2015), and the Reasons to Believe perspective (2002 – 2021). I close the talk with the Psalm 19 Astronomy Society perspective (my personal opinion which evolved in 2021 based on this study).