Denison Forum

Photo of Father Sleeping on Hospital Floor Goes Viral: The Path from Sincerity to Spiritual Transformation

In our culture, sincerity is enough. If England's prime minister sincerely believes he is a Christian (albeit a “very, very bad” one as he recently said), he must be a Christian. Sincerity has replaced truth in our culture. Why won’t this work? One answer is logical: Our postmodern, relativistic culture rejects the existence of absolute truth, which is an absolute truth claim.

The Path from Anxiety and Stress to Lasting Peace

How can we best navigate the anxieties and stresses of these days? Habakkuk’s testimony is one of my favorite paragraphs in Scripture. It begins by describing dire circumstances: “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls” (Habakkuk 3:17). In his day, this would mean the loss of every means of sustenance. But the prophet responded: “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation” (v. 18).

SBC Elects Leader Focused on Reconciliation, Compassion

Last night, SBC messengers elected as president Pastor Ed Litton of Alabama. He was nominated by Fred Luter, the only Black pastor to serve as president of the largest Protestant denomination in the US. Rev. Luter praised Litton’s commitment to racial reconciliation and told messengers that he has dealt compassionately with the issue of sexual abuse within SBC churches as well. We need a leader of such compassion in these difficult times.

Four Biblical Steps to Living with Character God Can Bless

Promoting God’s version of sexual morality is not the puritanical imposition of outdated legalism—it is showing people how to live their best lives. Imagine for a moment the difference in our culture if every person followed God’s plan for sex. Consider the difference this would make for divorce and broken homes, children born outside of marriage, and babies lost to abortion.