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March 13, 2021 -

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If you’ve read any article on our website at DenisonForum.org, you’ve likely seen the feedback form at the end of each page. This allows readers to both rank their thoughts on the article via emojis and leave written feedback that our staff reviews.

For instance, in response to Dr. Denison’s one-year retrospective on COVID-19, one reader wrote that “it made me keenly aware of being ready to share my love for our Lord and Saviour”—a timely reminder for us all.

The reader’s feedback also echoed what Dr. Denison wrote just yesterday in response to the hope of a “historic” summer: “the most important lesson I believe we should learn from the pandemic is spiritual rather than medical, eternal rather than temporal. In short: we need faith in God on a level most of us do not experience each day.”

The somber COVID anniversary wasn’t the only event to make news this past week.

In his response to Oprah’s interview with Harry and Meghan, Dr. Denison wrote of three ways we can “respond biblically and redemptively to the vital issues we face”:

  1. Practice biblical discernment.
  2. Seek the constant guidance of the Spirit.
  3. Aspire to be redemptive rather than reactive.

These are appropriate steps to take every day given the world we live in, when issues such as the cancellation of Dr. Seuss and the legal ability of three gay men to parent two children bring our culture into stark relief against biblical truth.

Right now, consider your response to the issues of the day: Are you being reactive, or redemptive?

Let’s work against the current of culture and choose the latter over the former.

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Hear Dr. Denison

Dr. Denison is routinely interviewed on radio shows and podcasts. Here’s where you can hear him from this past week:

As always, you can find Dr. Denison’s archive of interviews here.

What you may have missed

Peeps—yes, that Peeps—has released Easter-themed makeup. But that has contributing writer Minni Elkins wondering about the other colors of Easter.

“Our world has more and more information, but less and less wisdom.” If you agree, you’ll want to read Steve Yount’s review of The Wisdom Pyramid by Brett McCracken.

Notable Quotables

  • “God’s word is ‘a lamp to my feet and a light to my path’ as much today as when it was first inspired (Psalm 119:105). This is because neither human nor divine nature change. What was true is still true. Thus, we need to view everything we experience through the prism of biblical revelation. Look for what God says about the issues you face, for that’s the truth you need.” —Dr. Jim Denison
  • “After a year of hiding everything on our faces but our eyes, it’s no wonder people are embracing new ways to accent them. As spring approaches, Easter is not far behind. Spring break has already begun for many students and parents. And for most, not a moment too soon! We all need ‘spring breaks.’ But so do our souls.”  —Minni Elkins
  • “We should live with such integrity, consistency, and compassion that others see the difference Jesus makes in our personal lives (Philippians 4:8; 1 Peter 3:16). Our opponents are not our enemies but people who need the same grace we have experienced and are called to share.” —Dr. Jim Denison

Parting thought

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