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The country of India is centered on a wooden map. Religious persecution in India is rising. By Александра Замулина/stock.adobe.com

70 million Christians in India under increasing threat of religious persecution

A single glazed donut sits atop a Krispy Kreme bag, which lays across a wooden plate on top of a red tablecloth. By EWY Media/stock.adobe.com

How Krispy Kreme is honoring Leap Day birthdays

Toni Collier guest on The Denison Forum Podcast

A different kind of strength: Toni Collier on women’s Unshakable Moxie

Paul McCartney performs at Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm, Somerset, England, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Paul McCartney reveals his “Yesterday” inspiration

A woman at work with a beaming smile looks to the side in front of an open laptop and a mug, an illustration of happy people. By Prostock-studio/stock.adobe.com

“A happy people are a productive people”: How to live optimistically in a pessimistic time

Abraham Lincoln presenter Fritz Klein participates in The Civil War Medical Encampment at the Illinois historic Old State Capitol, Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Springfield, Ill. The event is part of the “History Comes Alive” programming in downtown Springfield for youth camps, families, and individuals to enjoy a Civil War history education experience. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

When Booth saved Lincoln’s life: Finding hope in the happenstance of our days

“A Great Calm,” why Christians observe Lent, and the role of women in ministry: Insights from Janet Denison

Three Rolling Stone magazines sit atop each other, with only their mastheads visible. By Ralf/stock.adobe.com

Rolling Stone tells the story of Hobby Lobby founders, He Gets Us, and God’s love

Is The Book of Clarence blasphemy? / LaKeith Stanfield arrives at the premiere of "The Book of Clarence" on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024, at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP).

Is “The Book of Clarence” blasphemy? What the new film says about Jesus—and us

A lone bison stands in a field in front of the Grand Teton mountains in Wyoming. By moosehenderson/stock.adobe.com. Some people wonder, "Is Wyoming a state?"

Does Wyoming really exist? The “post-holiday blues” and the reality of post-Christmas hope

FILE - Former President Donald Trump speaks during a rally Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023, in Reno, Nev. The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday, Dec. 19, declared Trump ineligible for the White House under the U.S. Constitution’s insurrection clause and removed him from the state’s presidential primary ballot, setting up a likely showdown in the nation’s highest court to decide whether the front-runner for the GOP nomination can remain in the race. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File)

Colorado Supreme Court bars former President Trump from 2024 ballot: An explanation and three biblical responses

A family of three, all wearing Santa hats, sits on a couch while watching a Christmas movie featuring Santa Claus. By New Africa/stock.adobe.com

Why we love holiday movies: A reflection on the source of true joy

Outside at dusk on a snowy street, a person in a Krampus costume looks directly at the camera. Krampus is a "demonic anti-Santa" with goat horns. By Manfred Herrmann/stock.adobe.com

“Krampus” takes over Christmas: Cultural conflict and the peace found only in Christ

A Buddhist monk in orange robes sits atop a high mountain staring across an expanse into a rising sun. By ittipol/stock.adobe.com

From Buddhist monk to Thai gang member to Christian pastor: A reminder that God is still at work

FILE - The site of a music festival near the border with the Gaza Strip in southern Israel, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. Israeli officials say victim testimony and evidence gathered by rights groups indicate that Hamas militants carried out widespread sexual and gender-based crimes during their Oct. 7 attack in southern Israel. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg, File) Why has Hamas violence against women been ignored?

Why has Hamas’s violence against women been ignored? A reflection on the path to persuasive hope

The War in Israel: What You Need to Know about This Crisis of Global Significance

An outstretched arm holds a bouquet of sunflowers against an off-white background. By Floral Deco/stock.adobe.com.

Man holds signs and hands out flowers to remind people they are loved

Tribute in Light, two vertical columns of light representing the fallen towers of the World Trade Center shine against the lower Manhattan skyline on the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, seen from Jersey City, N.J., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Stefan Jeremiah). Two new 9/11 victims were recently identified.

Two new 9/11 victims identified: Reflections on divine empathy, reason, and hope

To stop suicide every 40 seconds: Jacob Coyne with Stay Here discusses Christ-centered suicide prevention

Both clad in black, a man hugs a grieving woman at a cemetery. © By LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS/stock.adobe.com. The Associated Press has reported that suicide has reached an all-time high in the US.

“US suicides hit an all-time high last year”: Is faith relevant to death by suicide?

A monitor displays the raise in the interest rate on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. Stocks are mixed after the Federal Reserve followed through on Wall Street's expectations and raised its benchmark interest rate to its highest level in more than two decades (AP Photo/Seth Wenig). Consequently, many are wondering if a recession is coming.

Is a spiritual recession God’s judgment on our nation?

FILE photo: A roller coaster is upside down at the crest of a loop. © By aapsky/stock.adobe.com

Stuck upside down in a roller coaster: The popularity and peril of secular spirituality

Steps within a dark tomb lead up to an opening where a stone has been rolled away as a bright sun shines through, a scene evoking Easter Sunday morning. © By PhotoGranary/stock.adobe.com

One reason Easter really matters

The Denison Forum Podcast discusses timely news and relevant topics with biblical insight. Hosted by Dr. Mark Turman and featuring Dr. Jim Denison, plus guests on occasion, this weekly, discussion-oriented podcast will help Christians further develop a biblical worldview on current events, equipping them to be salt and light for Christ.

What are the “He gets us” Super Bowl commercials about? A conversation with Director of Generosity Phil Boone

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