What happened this week at Denison Forum?
Our mission at Denison Forum is to create culture-changing Christians. So, earlier this week, we were honored to help break the news about one such culture-changing Christian.
D. Michael Lindsay, who happens to be a longtime friend of Dr. Denison, was appointed the president of Taylor University on Tuesday. He and Dr. Denison had a thirty-minute discussion on his new role, his new book, Hinge Moments, and why a Christian higher education is crucial today.
We encourage you to watch the entire interview, but, if you’re pressed for time, consider watching the final question: What should Christians be preparing for today? Michael’s answer reveals why he’s a culture-changing Christian who’s working to prepare tomorrow’s Christian leaders today.
We also celebrated another culture-changing Christian this week, though his work occurred centuries ago. Dr. Denison wrote about why St. Patrick is a hero we need to emulate today. (And, if you’re interested in why we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, see “Who was St. Patrick? What does the Bible say about luck and divine providence?”)
This week’s news also brought forth concerning issues:
- The alleged shooter in the tragic Georgia massage-parlor murders was active in a Southern Baptist Church.
- A Christian private school in Manhattan is encouraging its students to stop using the terms “mom,” “dad,” and “parents”.
- The least-watched Grammys ever was concerning both for its immoral content and the lack of backlash.
But there is still good news in the news, like the fantastic story of the Southwest agent who returned a Buzz Lightyear to its two-year-old owner—but only after making it seem as if Buzz had been on a great adventure while he was away from his owner.
Whether the news is good or bad, our calling as culture-changing Christians remains the same: be aware of what’s happening in the world, speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15), and live your faith courageously.
Remember Moses’ words to the people of Israel: “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. . . . It is the Lord who goes before you” (Deuteronomy 31:6, 8).
Hear Dr. Denison
Dr. Denison is routinely interviewed on radio shows and podcasts. Here’s where you can hear him from this past week:
- March 18: Was the Cross Really Necessary? What Does the Bible Say About Easter?, Mornings with Eric & Brigitte
- March 17: Addressing and engaging in grace and love the latest aspects of the sexual devolution (starts 25:00 marker), Mornings with Carmen LaBerge
- March 17: Who does CNN’s Don Lemon think he is to say what God is about? (Hour 2), Bill Martinez LIVE
As always, you can find Dr. Denison’s archive of interviews here.
What you may have missed
The Vatican made headlines this week when they declared same-sex unions cannot be blessed. Ryan Denison writes why this decision is loving and gracious.
Tomorrow is National Fragrance Day, and Minni Elkins considers how such a day has a very different impact during COVID-19, as well as what creating “an aroma of Christ” means for us.
- “It’s human nature to want God to bless our desires instead of his when they stand in opposition to one another, and that’s not likely to change any time soon. But for a blessing to have any power or influence, it must come from the Lord.” —Ryan Denison
- “The rain is falling, the floods are rising, and the winds are blowing. The time to build your house on the rock is now.” —Dr. Jim Denison
- “This is our present crisis—not an external threat from terrorists or warlike nations or a viral pandemic, but a decline of faith, truth, and morality. It is hollowing out our society from within.” —Michael Youssef, Hope for This Present Crisis
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