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News Discerned Differently: The Daily Article Podcast offers biblical insight into the day's latest news and current events. Dr. Jim Denison presents a nonpartisan perspective on what's happening now and how Christians can respond biblically to the culture at large.

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    Polyamorous “weddings” and the claim that affairs can “strengthen a marriage”

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 8:37

    American culture is increasingly normalizing nonbiblical marital relationships as articles touting polyamorous "marriages" and the "benefits" of discreet affairs show. In The Daily Article for May 20, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison discusses the allure of this normalization and, using the apostle Paul's stay in Corinth as an example, shows how followers of Jesus can respond to the escalating normalization of immorality in our culture.  Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    The latest on the baby formula crisis: Why we don't trust our government

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 7:54

    Families with babies are experiencing a baby formula shortage, which has resulted in the House passing a $28 million emergency spending bill and President Biden invoking the Defense Production Act to increase formula supply. In The Daily Article for May 19, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison considers how the formula shortage is one example of why Americans have lost trust in our government and the unique opportunity that Christians have in this crisis. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Trump on the ballot and a new bill in Congress: The danger of doing something rather than the right thing

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 9:39

    Of the sixteen Republican primaries held yesterday, former President Donald Trump has endorsed a candidate in seven. The elections were seen by many as an important litmus test for Trump's continued power within the Republican Party. In The Daily Article for May 18, 2022, Dr. Ryan Denison covers the primary results, discusses the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, and shares a moment from 1 Samuel when Israel made a rash decision out of fear. Author: Dr. Ryan Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Congress to hold UFO hearing today: What God may have intended with the question of alien life

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 7:18

    Do aliens exist? Should extraterrestrial life forms concern Christians? As a House subcomittee meets today for an open congressional hearing on UFOs, the question of life on other planets may take center stage in the public square. In The Daily Article for May 17, 2022, Dr. Ryan Denison looks into what the Bible says about alien life and suggests why this should matter to Christians. Author: Dr. Ryan Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Buffalo mass shooting leaves 10 dead: Why ideas like "replacement theory" are so dangerous

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 8:04

    An 18-year-old shooter killed 10 and injured 3 in Buffalo, New York, as part of a mass shooting believed to be racially motivated and tied to "replacement theory." In The Daily Article for May 16, 2022, Dr. Ryan Denison recounts the facts of five mass shootings that happened within the span of three days and cautions Christians against straying from truth. Author: Dr. Ryan Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Proxy wars and prayer: How will Russia respond to the latest news from NATO?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 8:22

    News broke Thursday that Finland and Sweden are in the final stages of applying to join NATO. Of the two nations, Finland's decision is far more likely to increase tensions with Russia going forward. In The Daily Article for May 13, 2022, Dr. Ryan Denison explains how the US has interacted with proxy wars in the past and the implications for proxy wars between NATO and Russia in the future. He then leads us to prayer for global leadership and godly wisdom. Author: Dr. Ryan Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Why the Senate's latest failure should not leave us rejoicing

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 8:21

    The Senate voted on the Women's Health Protect Act yesterday, which failed to garner the requisite 60 votes. However, the vote was largely symbolic for the pro-choice cause. In The Daily Article for May 12, 2022, Dr. Ryan Denison explains why the abortion debate has become so intertwined with our nation's sense of religious freedom. He then goes on to remind us that how we fight for children in the womb matters to God as much as the fact that the unborn are not the only souls potentially at stake. Author: Dr. Ryan Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Manslaughter to ministry: How prison ministries model Christ's heart for all of us

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 7:11

    Robert Hyde was sentenced to thirty-five years in prison, where his life changed forever. He found Christ through a prison ministry and eventually became the lead pastor of Grace Baptist Church in 2019. He was released a few weeks ago on parole. In The Daily Article for May 11, 2022, Ryan Denison shares the life-changing work prison ministries are doing all over the country, reminding us that God's plan for our lives are irrevocable and to a higher standard. Author: Dr. Ryan Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Taco Bell's "Drag Brunch Tour" may be coming to a city near you

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 7:37

    Article Description: The Supreme Court's abortion leak will "likely to generate a wave of employee activism that dwarf[s] anything that [has] come before." In The Daily Article for May 10, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison shows us the importance of building relationships with your cultural opponents through servant leadership, forgive them where needed, and to seek their forgiveness where needed. The more they persecute you, the more they need your intercession and your love. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Pro-choice protests at churches: How should Christians fight the culture wars?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 8:02

    As pro-life organizations are being set on fire and pro-choice activists are protesting outside of the homes of Supreme Court justices John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh, one protestor said, "The time for civility is over, man. Being polite doesn't get you anywhere." In The Daily Article for May 9, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison asks if civility and decency are "secondary values," points to David French's writing on Christian civility, and reminds Christians that we are biblically mandated to forgive others.  Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Two gifts every child needs to give and every mother needs to receive

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 8:17

    Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 8, 2022. In The Daily Article for May 6, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison considers Ephesians 6:1–3 and Paul's exhortation to "obey your parents in the Lord." He also points to multiple mental health articles on Denison Forum for ways to respond practically to the stress and anxiety of these days. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    The Supreme Court news you may have missed

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 9:09

    On Monday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of Harold Shurtleff, deeming that the city of Boston discriminated against him because of his "religious viewpoint" for seeking to fly a Christian flag outside of City Hall. On this National Day of Prayer, Dr. Jim Denison discusses Justice Anthony Kennedy's flip on abortion, the way Christians sometimes make idols from prayers, and encourages believers to pray for Americans to know God.  Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    The latest on the Supreme Court leak and "the one and only pro-life argument"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 8:19

    The fallout from the leaked draft revealing the Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade is dominating the news. In The Daily Article for May 4, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison describes recent ramifications, asks who prompted the leak and why, cites Michael Stokes Paulsen's article as a "brilliant case for life," and urges Christians to advocate for living human beings—including unborn children. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Leaked draft reveals that the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 8:34

    The Supreme Court has voted to strike down Roe v. Wade, according to what POLITICO calls "an initial draft majority opinion." In The Daily Article for May 3, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison summarizes the leaked draft and legal precedents, asks if this would end abortions in America, and offers three ways to minister to women considering abortion. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    The death of Naomi Judd and "the disease of mental illness"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 8:47

    Country singer Naomi Judd died on Saturday, April 29, 2022. The following day, she and her daughter were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Naomi's famous daughters, singer Wynonna Judd and actress Ashley Judd, tweeted that "we lost our mother to the disease of mental illness." In The Daily Article for May 2, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison notes that depression now affects one-third of American adults, lists biblical figures and "seven saints" who wrestled with depression and doubt, and shares what we can learn from Job's friends and David's psalms. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    The Holocaust survivor who married her American liberator

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 9:32

    Yesterday was Yom HaShoah, the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel, when the country comes to a standstill at 10 a.m. to honor the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis in World War II. In The Daily Article for April 29, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison shares the story of Gerda Weissmann, who married Kurt Klein, an American soldier who found Gerda after she'd endured six years of Nazi terrorism. Dr. Denison also relates why German churches flew Nazi flags and then asks Christians if we may have a "transactional dimension" to our relationship with God. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Man marries a fictional character: Learning to "spot the lie"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 8:20

    The New York Times is profiling a movement called "fictosexuals." These are people who consider themselves married to a fictional character, whether a doll, a character in a video game, or a similar "person." In The Daily Article for April 28, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison considers this and other news stories as representative of our current sexualized culture and urges Christians to "flee from sexual immorality" (1 Corinthians 6:18) while also using the culture where we can (1 Corinthians 9:22) to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Is Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter good news for free speech?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 8:09

    Now that Twitter has accepted billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's $44 billion bid to buy Twitter, many are wondering if his aspirations to reform the "digital town square" are good news for free speech. In The Daily Article for April 27, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison refers to Christians' call to be "the light of the world" and why John Adams wrote that the Constitution "was made only for a moral and religious people." Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    The football coach at the center of a Supreme Court religious liberty case

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 8:17

    Bremerton football coach Joe Kennedy was fired in 2015 after refusing to stop praying at the fifty-yard line following his team's football games. His religious liberty case was heard before the Supreme Court yesterday. In The Daily Article for April 26, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison considers Coach Kennedy's fight, the latest cultural euphemism disguising immorality, and how Christians can practically fight against the sins they persistently struggle against. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Emmanuel Macron wins reelection as French president, but there's more to the story

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 8:52

    Emmanuel Macron won reelection in France's presidential contest yesterday, defeating far-right rival Marine Le Pen. However, in this story and others recently in the news (like alligators "taking lonely strolls in Florida" and why Mike Tyson punched a man on a flight), there's more to the story. In The Daily Article for April 25, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison looks at the fact that "there is often something we don't know about people or events that puts them in a new light," then discusses how Christians can overcome their "besetting sins." Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Pennsylvania school board rejects After School Satan Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 7:15

    Good news in the news today includes a Pennsylvania school board rejecting the formation of an After School Satan Club, a twelve-year-old woodworker who's raised more than $109,000 for Ukrainian children, and a Tennesse city rejecting an atheist group's demand to remove crosses that had been in place since the fifties. In The Daily Article for April 22, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison then discusses practical ways for Christians to be cultural missionaries. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Blake Atwood Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Florida lawmakers vote to end Disney's tax privilege

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 8:59

    In response to The Walt Disney Company speaking out on the Parental Rights in Education bill (the "Don't Say Gay" law), Florida lawmakers are voting to end Disney's self-governing privileges in the Orlando area. In The Daily Article for April 21, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison asks, "When fighting a 'culture war,' should we be passivists or activists?" He cites how Billy Graham handled his personal critics, Yuval Levin's article "How to Curb the Culture War," and three biblical directives for Christians in the culture wars. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Russia takes first city since launching "new phase of war"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 9:16

    Russian forces seized the city of Kreminna, which appears to be the first city confirmed to have fallen since Vladimir Putin's forces launched a "new phase of war." In The Daily Article for April 20, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison also writes on the threat of AI, four reasons teens are depressed, and how Christians can respond biblically and redemptively to the challenges of our day. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Federal judge voids public transportation mask mandate

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 9:34

    Yesterday, a federal judge in Florida sided against the CDC, striking down the national mask mandate. Her ruling freed airlines, airports, and mass transit systems to make their own decisions about mask requirements. In The Daily Article for April 19, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison considers our collective trust in the government, cites Jonathan Haidt's Atlantic essay that suggests social media is undermining our democracy, and then challenges Christians to think biblically and act redemptively in response. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    How the "community fridge movement" can change the world

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 9:02

    Good news in the news: the community fridge movement is providing free food to those in need, and a 19-year-old man with autism was reunited with his family after having disappeared for almost three years. In The Daily Article for April 18, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison considers how we are all tied together and why the little-known Bible story of Judas called Barsabbas matters to Christians today. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    What caused a flagship Russian warship to sink in the Black Sea?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 9:46

    The flagship Russian warship Moskva sank into the Black Sea yesterday. Whether it was destroyed by a Ukrainian missile or from a fire that broke out on the cruiser, the result is the same. In The Daily Article for Good Friday, April 15, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison uses this news story and others as a foundation to ask: Why was Jesus crucified on Good Friday? Could he have died any other way and the result have been the same?  Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Why a Texas megachurch is relocating hundreds of Ukrainian refugees

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 9:20

    Gateway Church has helped around four hundred Ukrainian refugees relocate and are in the process of helping to relocate hundreds more. This as reports say 1.4 million Ukrainians are without running water and 4.6 million are at risk of losing their water supply. In The Daily Article for April 14, 2022, Maundy Thursday of Easter week, Dr. Jim Denison cites Wallace B. Henley's surprising assertion about why Russians are committing atrocities in Ukraine and encourages readers to remember the weight of their own sin so that they might be free of it in repentance. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    The latest on the Brooklyn subway shooting: The urgency and power of a "Silent Wednesday"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 7:47

    Ten people were hit by gunfire and another thirteen injured after a man set off smoke grenades and fired a handgun in a crowded Brooklyn subway train yesterday. In The Daily Article for April 13, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison considers this news story and many others while also discussing "Silent Wednesday," the day during Easter week in which the Bible records no activities by Jesus. Citing John Mark Comer's book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, Dr. Denison also asks if Christians should follow Jesus' example to lead a quiet life. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    "Oreos Gone Woke": Nabisco produces gay-affirming movie

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 8:34

    Nabisco, Oreo's parent company, has released a gay-affirming short film—another example of the escalation of unbiblical sexual morality in American culture. However, God is still using Christians to change the culture, like Masters winner Scottie Sheffler who said, after his win, "My identity isn't a golf score." In The Daily Article for April 12, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison also looks at the brilliant mind of Jesus, the power of the Holy Spirit, and how Christians can change the culture today. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    University of Texas to allow cohabitation on campus regardless of gender or sexual identity

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 9:02

    The University of Texas will allow students to live together regardless of their gender or sexual identity. Major League Baseball will allow pitchers and catchers to use technology intended to prevent sign stealing. And Scottie Scheffler won yesterday's Masters tournament. In The Daily Article for April 11, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison considers these stories as metaphors for our culture today. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Why Elon Musk serving on the Twitter board matters to every American

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 8:41

    Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is joining the board of Twitter. In The Daily Article for April 8, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison suggests that this notable addition is vital not just for our news consumption but for the very future of our society. He also points to Carl R. Trueman's new book, Strange New World, for answers to how our culture arrived at its current identity crisis and also to the Bible's admonition that "the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers." Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Lunar dust collected by Neil Armstrong up for auction

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 8:37

    Bonhams Space History sale will offer lunar dust collected by Neil Armstrong from the Apollo 11 mission. You can own your own (tiny) souvenir from the moon for a mere $800,000 to $1,200,000. In The Daily Article for April 7, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison considers the size of our universe, the message we've received "from beyond ourselves," the scientific benefits of gratitude, and Henri Nouwen's assertion that we are loved and accepted long before others can love or accept us. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Tiger Woods to play the Masters: Why this is "a story that's just beyond belief"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 7:25

    Less than fourteen months after a car crash that nearly led to the amputation of his right leg, Tiger Woods announced that he will play in the Masters tournament this year. In The Daily Article for March 6, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison sees Woods' decision as an illustration of what Carolyn Chen calls our "collective worship of work" and asks how Christians can convince secularized people to choose God's grace over our cultural worship of work. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    "A brutality against civilians we haven't seen in decades"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 8:09

    Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has called Russia's killing of its civilians genocide. US president Joe Biden has called for Russian president Vladimir Putin to be tried for war crimes. And NYT columnist Thomas Friedman is calling the Russia-Ukraine war "World War Wired" due to its cyberattacks. In The Daily Article for April 5, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison discusses these issues, the increasing divide between political parties in the US, how Arabs and Jews are working together in Israel, Jesus' prayer for unity for Christians, and a Baylor University prayer revival. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Denzel Washington on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock: "The only solution was prayer"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 7:53

    What did Denzel Washington do right after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars? What did North Carolina men's basketball head coach Hubert Davis say about his faith? In The Daily Article for April 4, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison considers the days news from a biblical perspective, wonders about our "compassion fatigue," and shares the inspiring story of a Muslim sheikh who's led four hundred other sheikhs to Christ. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Atheist is "ready to give God a try": An April Fool's Day reflection

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 8:41

    The news, like life, is unpredictable, from Bruce Willis retiring to passports soon allowing a gender X designation. In The Daily Article for April 1, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison considers Psalm 14:1 in light of April Fool's Day, quotes the words of an atheist now actively searching for God, and highlights new World #1 golfer Scottie Scheffler's faith. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Calls escalate for Clarence Thomas to resign from Supreme Court over wife's texts

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 8:18

    According to the Washington Post, twenty-nine text messages obtained by the Post and CBS News show that Justice Clarence Thomas' wife, Ginni Thomas, "repeatedly pressed White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to pursue unrelenting efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election." Consequently, some Democrats are calling Thomas to recuse himself on certain cases or even to step down from the Supreme Court. In The Daily Article for March 31, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison explains the issue, then offers a biblical application for all Christians. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    The "Don't Say Gay" bill and a rising threat to our children

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 7:53

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the “Don't Say Gay” bill on Monday, March 28, 2022, which bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity for Kindergarten through third grade. In The Daily Article for March 30, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison discusses what the legislation does and doesn't do, identifies the larger cultural narrative this controversy represents, and concludes with two biblical principles that apply to us all. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    A "massive great white shark" and three illuminating articles on the end of the war in Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 6:00

    A “massive great white shark” known as Scot has been seen off the Florida Gulf Coast. In The Daily Article for March 29, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison uses this as a metaphor for the horrific invasion of Ukraine and considers three articles that seek to answer: How will the war in Ukraine end? Dr. Denison looks at the works of David Remnick in “What Is Putin Thinking,” Andrew Sullivan in “The Strange Rebirth of Imperial Russia,” and Jonathan Tepperman in an interview with Alexander Gabuev. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Blake Atwood Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Will Smith slaps Chris Rock: the Academy Awards, Ukraine, and the frailty of life

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 7:52

    Prior to winning the Oscar for Best Actor, Will Smith ran up on stage after Chris Rock had made a joke about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Smith slapped Rock. In other attention-grabbing news, the war in Ukraine continues, as do efforts to help, such as Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov stating that he would auction off his Nobel Peace Prize to help Ukrainian refugees. In The Daily Article for March 28, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison considers these stories and more as evidence of our human frailty and fallenness, then looks to prayer and our call to abide in Jesus as the answer. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    A girl and her pet hamster: Half of Ukraine's children have been displaced by war

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 9:09

    As half of all Ukrainian children are reported to have been displaced due to the Russian invasion of their country and the US prepares to accept 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, the tragedies of our day can seem insurmountable. Can one person truly make a difference? In The Daily Article for March 25, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison offers the only way to “find life and flourishing” and reminds Christians of our ability to change the world because of the One who changed us. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Ukrainian girl who sang in a Kyiv bunker performs for thousands in Poland

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 9:59

    Amelia Anisovych, the seven-year-old Ukrainian girl who went viral after singing “Let It Go” in a Kyiv bomb shelter, made headlines again after singing the Ukrainian national anthem in a Polish arena. She is one of the 3.5 million Ukrainian refugees as a result of Russia's invasion of their country. In The Daily Article for March 24, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison also describes the rise of alcohol-related deaths and a proposed bill that would decriminalize killing newborn babies before moving toward our need for faith in order to make a difference in discouraging times. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Why George W. Bush and Bill Clinton went to church together

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 8:49

    Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton laid flowers at Saints Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church in Chicago and voiced their support on social media for the people of Ukraine. In The Daily Article for March 23, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison looks at our cultural presupposition in times of war regarding the sanctity of human life, how that compares to our collective moral compass, and the role worship plays in a Christian's life in order to be those who make a difference in the world. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Pastor to church after building destroyed by fire: "We are always more than the tragedies we face"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 9:02

    As a result of fires in Ranger, Texas, the 103-year-old Second Baptist Church was destroyed. Four US soldiers were killed in a plane crash during a NATO exercise. Russia may be planning cyberattacks. And a more transmissible omicron variant may be on its way to the US. In The Daily Article for March 22, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison considers the news of the day from a biblical perspective, describing its reality while offering the hope we need, which is only found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    "Poles are opening their doors and arms to Ukrainians"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 8:57

    As a result of the war in Ukraine, a Baptist Church in Poland is being the “hands and feet” of Jesus by providing free drinks, showers, and places to sleep to Ukrainian refugees. Yet other headlines, like the China Eastern Airlines crash with 132 onboard, remind us of the tragedy of living in a fallen world. In The Daily Article for March 21, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison considers how the early Christians “turned the world upside down” by intervening when they saw someone suffering. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    How Christians are serving courageously in Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 9:47

    As the war in Ukraine continues and civilian casualties mount, Christians are helping any way they can, from an ancient monastery serving as a refugee center to Samaritan's Purse operating a field hospital. And President Biden has called Russian President Putin a “war criminal.” In The Daily Article for March 18, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison considers how the war could get worse, particularly if Article 5 of NATO's founding treaty is invoked, and then encourages Christians to meet felt needs in order to meet spiritual needs.  Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    "We are fighting for the values of Europe and the world": Responding to Volodymyr Zelensky's remarkable speech

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 9:36

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed a joint session of the US House and Senate yesterday, asking the United States to help his country defend themselves against the ongoing Russian invasion. In The Daily Article for March 17, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison responds to President Zelensky's impassioned plea for help and reminds Christians of our calling to “do good; seek justice, correct oppression” (Isaiah 1:17). Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Zelensky's speech to Congress today could be the "most important by a foreign leader since Churchill in 1941"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 8:43

    As 3 million refugees have fled Ukraine, Ukrainian president Zelensky is scheduled to speak to the US Congress later today. In The Daily Article for March 16, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison asks how much of the world is changing due to the war in Ukraine, whether World War III has already begun, and how God might redeem our fears in times like these. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Pregnant Ukrainian woman wounded by Russian bombs has died: How much death and destruction will be enough for Putin?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 9:04

    A wounded pregnant Ukrainian woman and her baby have died after their maternity hospital in Mariupol was bombed by Russia. In The Daily Article for March 15, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison asks how much death and destruction is enough for Russian president Putin and wonders whether Putin's motivations lie in his desire to recenter eastern Christianity and the Russian Orthodox Church at Kyiv, Ukraine. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

    Would Putin use "tactical nuclear weapons" to win this war?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 9:14

    In “This Is a Uniquely Perilous Moment,” commentator David French describes the possibility of Putin using tactical nuclear weapons to conquer Ukraine, and even to fight NATO-member countries. In The Daily Article for March 14, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison discusses French's ominous article, asks if the US would risk its cities to defend NATO forces, and points to Dr. Lane Ogden's “How to manage fear in a time of crisis” as well as pointing to the “paradoxical best way to live every day” for the Christian. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe NOTE: To become a monthly partner of Denison Forum, please visit DailyArticle.org to learn more.

    Eleven-year-old escapes Ukraine by himself: "Primeval conditions in besieged cities" and a light that "cannot be hidden"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 8:17

    Hassan, an eleven-year-old boy from Ukraine, escaped the country alone. In The Daily Article for March 11, 2022, Dr. Jim Denison uses that story to illustrate how Putin considers expanding the Russian Empire worth the lives of thousands of children like Hassan and how Christians can reject living by the truth of Genesis 1:27 and similarly make others the means to our personal advancement. Author: Dr. Jim Denison Narrator: Chris Elkins Subscribe: http://www.denisonforum.org/subscribe

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