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What is God’s design for sex and relationships?

Episode 6 of "Being Christian in today's culture"

May 9, 2024 -

In this sixth episode of our special eight-episode series called “Being Christian in today’s culture,” Dr. Denison discusses biblical sexuality. He explores the history of sexual ethics, the impact of cultural shifts on biblical truths regarding sexuality, and the need for clear teaching and reliance on the Holy Spirit to live out God’s design for sex and relationships.

The conversation also touches on topics such as cohabitation, same-sex attraction, transgenderism, and pornography, emphasizing the importance of community, biblical teaching, and the transformative power of God’s love and redemption. 

For more, read this episode’s accompanying article, “Is biblical sexuality outdated and irrelevant?

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Topics

  • (01:22):  Inspirations from CS Lewis and Tolkien: Seeking Clarity in Today’s Culture
  • (03:20): The Pillars of Being Christian in Today’s Culture: A Series Overview
  • (04:46): Diving Deep into Biblical Sexuality: A Critical Pillar for Believers
  • (10:53): The Historical Journey: From Biblical Authority to the Sexual Revolution
  • (18:41): The Consequences of the Sexual Revolution: Legal Battles and Cultural Shifts
  • (21:55): The Future of Marriage and Family: Declining Birth Rates and Societal Impacts
  • (26:26): Addressing the Spiritual Battle: Satan’s Role in Undermining Biblical Values
  • (29:32): The Enduring Relevance of Biblical Marriage and Family
  • (32:41): Pop Culture’s Reflection on Relationship Dynamics
  • (35:03): The Societal and Psychological Impacts of Polygamy and Polyamory
  • (39:44): Transitioning to New Testament Teachings on Marriage
  • (46:26): The Challenge of Living Out Biblical Sexual Ethics Today
  • (49:59): The Role of the Holy Spirit in Overcoming Sexual Temptation
  • (55:56): Concluding Thoughts on God’s Love and Redemption

Resources

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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