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Episode 2 of "Being Christian in today's culture"

April 11, 2024 -

What does it mean to embrace biblical truth and authority in the modern world? What does it mean to love God with all your mind? What is truth?

In this second episode of a special eight-episode series called “Being Christian in today’s culture,” Dr. Jim Denison explores the intersection of biblical truth, authority, and cultural relevance for Christians today.

The conversation highlights the significance of understanding and adhering to biblical principles, not as mere beliefs but as authoritative guides for life’s decisions. It emphasizes the transformative power of submitting to biblical authority and striving to live out one’s faith authentically in society. Dr. Denison also discusses the role of education and critical thinking in faith, underscoring the need for discernment and engagement with culture without compromising biblical integrity.

For more, read this episode’s accompanying article, “Why we should live by biblical truth and authority.”

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  • (00:31) Introducing the Seven Pillars of Biblical Flourishing
  • (08:21) The Importance of Loving God and Loving Others: A Deep Dive
  • (11:26) Embracing Biblical Truth and Authority: A Rational Approach to Faith
  • (12:12) Understanding the Mind in Faith: Rational, Practical, and Intuitive Knowledge
  • (18:22) The Journey Between Head and Heart: Integrating Rational and Emotional Faith
  • (26:16) Leveraging Our Minds for Faith: The Role of Thoughts in Spiritual Growth
  • (29:47) Harnessing the Power of a Trained Mind
  • (31:03) The Quest for Truth: A Philosophical Journey
  • (32:34) Objective vs. Subjective Truth: Navigating Modern Challenges
  • (45:09) The Impact of Academic Institutions on Cultural Perceptions of Truth
  • (55:10) Embracing Biblical Authority: The Path to Flourishing


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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