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The War in Israel: What You Need to Know about This Crisis of Global Significance

November 30, 2023 -

“The goal is to equip Christians to pray powerfully and use their influence effectively for the cause of peace in the Middle East.”

Denison Forum recently released a free ebook entitled The War in Israel: What You Need to Know about This Crisis of Global Significance. In this episode of The Denison Forum Podcast, Dr. Jim Denison shares what led him to write this book, why the current war in Israel differs from the many that have preceded it throughout history, and how this war could be a catalyst for spiritual awakening, both in the Middle East and in one’s own heart.


  • (00:12): How did Dr. Denison’s passion for the people and place of Israel begin?
  • (06:01): Why did Dr. Denison write his book The War in Israel?
  • (08:27): How do you define Israel? (race, region, religion)
  • (12:33): Does Israel’s geographic location matter in its war today?
  • (15:51): Why is Israel “the home of hope”?
  • (18:22): Is Israeli solidarity built around race, religion, or both?
  • (19:43): Are the Jewish people the most oppressed people group across history?
  • (23:14): Are the Jews still “God’s chosen people”?
  • (26:57): Do the Jewish people need Jesus?
  • (29:56): A brief account of Israel’s recent history
  • (36:38):  Have any Arab nations disavowed Hamas as a terrorist group?
  • (39:25): Are Hamas’s claims and Israel’s claims morally equivalent?
  • (43:32): Why is the current war in Israel different from its previous conflicts?
  • (49:37): How can we best pray for those affected by the Israel–Hamas war?


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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