“A Great Calm,” why Christians observe Lent, and the role of women in ministry: Insights from Janet Denison

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“A Great Calm,” why Christians observe Lent, and the role of women in ministry: Insights from Janet Denison

February 14, 2024 -

In this wide-ranging discussion, Jim and Janet Denison open by sharing their surprising Valentine’s Day tradition.

Next, Janet shares why she wrote her book A Great Calm and how it can help those who are suffering.

Then, along with cohost Dr. Mark Turman, they talk about why Christians observe the season of Lent.

And they conclude with a discussion on the historical value of observing Women’s History Month and the important roles of women in the Bible and society.

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  • (00:00) Introduction and Welcome
  • (00:38) Valentine’s Day Traditions and Marriage Stories
  • (03:02) The Importance of Celebrating Valentine’s Day
  • (05:14) Introducing ‘A Great Calm’ – A Resource for Difficult Times
  • (09:22) The Power of God’s Word in Difficult Times
  • (10:41) The Role of Women in Society and the Church
  • (15:44) Understanding the Season of Lent
  • (28:08) The Significance of Women’s History Month
  • (49:08) Conclusion and Gratitude


About Janet Denison

Janet Denison has been writing and teaching Bible study for almost forty years and speaks with a voice that has experienced the truth of God’s word. She often says the reason she gets out of bed each day is to help others understand and apply the truth of God’s word to their daily lives. Teaching the Bible is her great privilege, and her goal is to help people live a life that God is able to bless. She is the primary author of the Bible studies at Foundations with Janet.

About Dr. Jim Denison

Jim Denison, PhD, is a cultural theologian and the founder and CEO of Denison Ministries. He speaks biblically into significant cultural issues at Denison Forum. He is the chief author of The Daily Article and has written more than 30 books, including The Coming Tsunami, the Biblical Insight to Tough Questions series, and The Fifth Great Awakening.

About Dr. Mark Turman

Dr. Mark Turman is the Executive Director of Denison Forum and Vice President of Denison Ministries. Among his many duties, Turman is most notably the host of The Denison Forum Podcast. He is also the chief strategist for DF Pastors, which equips pastors and church leaders to understand and transform today’s culture.

About Denison Forum

Denison Forum exists to thoughtfully engage the issues of the day from a biblical perspective through The Daily Article email newsletter and podcast, The Denison Forum Podcast, as well as many books and additional resources.

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