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A pathway for becoming culture-changing Christians

Episode 1 of "Being Christian in today's culture"

April 4, 2024 -

At Denison Forum, we often use the phrase “culture-changing Christian.” But what does it truly mean to be a Christian who changes the culture? Can one person even do something so seemingly large?

In this first episode of a special eight-episode series called “Being Christian in today’s culture,” Dr. Jim Denison lays out seven essential convictions that a Christian who wants to engage and influence their culture most effectively should adhere to.

These seven pillars of biblical flourishing are:

  • Biblical truth and authority
  • The necessity of faith in Christ
  • The sanctity of life from conception to natural death
  • Biblical sexuality
  • Racial and gender equality
  • Political civility
  • Cultural engagement

In this opening episode, Christians are encouraged to use their gifts, skills, and influence to serve God and draw others to him. Because when a life is deeply rooted in Christ and a Christian chooses to think biblically and act redemptively, the world can’t help but change.

For more, read this episode’s accompanying article, “How to become a culture-changing Christian.”

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  • (00:22): Introducing the Seven Pillars of Biblical Flourishing
  • (03:05): Exploring the Beatitudes and the Foundation of Christian Beliefs
  • (06:24): The Challenge of Spreading the Gospel in Today’s World
  • (12:20): Understanding Biblical Flourishing and Abundant Life
  • (17:33): The Inclusiveness and Uniqueness of Christianity
  • (23:53): Unveiling the Seven Pillars of Biblical Flourishing
  • (33:52): The Dangers of Hypocrisy in Believers
  • (37:47): The Inevitable Consequences of Sin
  • (40:35): The Power of Accountability in Spiritual Growth
  • (55:56): Living a Life of Redemption and Influence


How to become a culture-changing Christian

Episode transcript (PDF)

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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