Crisis in Israel: A conversation with Dr. Jim Denison

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Crisis in Israel: A conversation with Dr. Jim Denison

October 10, 2023 -

As war in Israel begins, questions abound.

What is the crisis in Israel? Who is Hamas, and why did they attack Israel? How is Israel responding? Why should Christians care, and how should we pray and help? What might this new conflict mean for larger nations? How is faith and religion sometimes used as a cloak to cover a relentless pursuit of power? 

Dr. Jim Denison discusses these and other critical issues connected to the new war between Israel and Hamas. 

Note: This episode was recorded on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023.

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  • Who is Hamas? | 03:02
  • How does Hamas view Christians? | 05:15
  • Understanding Israel’s geography | 07:21
  • Defining “occupied territory” | 12:30
  • Why did Hamas attack now? | 19:10
  • What are the larger ramifications of war in Israel? | 21:59
  • Defining radical Islam | 29:14
  • Cloaking power in religious garb | 36:08
  • How should Christians view this conflict? | 41:46
  • A prayer for the crisis | 51:25


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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