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What does it mean to be accountable to God?

March 14, 2024 -

Dr. Jim Denison, cultural apologist and founder of Denison Ministries, joins Denison Forum Executive Director Dr. Mark Turman to discuss biblical accountability and judgment, emphasizing the importance for Christians to comprehend and think about their accountability to God.

Dr. Denison clarifies misconceptions around guilt, shame, and God’s judgment and explains how understanding and embracing divine accountability can lead to holy and redemptive living.

Additionally, they touch on the significance of Jesus’ teachings and his pronouncements of woe on certain communities, examining the implications of personal and corporate sin and judgment.

Their conversation also addresses the practical aspect of living out one’s faith in today’s cultural context, making meaningful connections between biblical times and contemporary society.

And they close with a discussion centered on Denison Forum’s latest book, a cultural commentary on the gospel of Matthew simply titled Matthew: A Guide to Genuine Discipleship.

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  • (01:50): The Doctrine of Accountability
  • (03:04): The Practical Consequences of Biblical Teachings
  • (04:02): The Role of Accountability in Human Nature
  • (05:57): The Balance Between God’s Love and Righteousness
  • (09:59): The Consequences of Moses’ Actions
  • (10:39): Understanding God’s Judgement
  • (15:21): The Duality of God’s Love and Righteousness
  • (25:55): Understanding Boundaries and Rules
  • (26:31): The Importance of Social Interactions
  • (27:27): The Desire for a Right Relationship with God
  • (29:12): Denison Ministries and Its Resources
  • (30:12): The Role of the Holy Spirit in Our Lives
  • (32:53): The Impact of Guilt and Shame
  • (39:10): Understanding Corporate Accountability
  • (43:55): Introducing a New Resource: A Cultural Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew
  • (50:51): Closing Remarks and Gratitude


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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