Denison Forum

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Don Lemon Condemns Vatican’s Stance on Same-Sex Marriage

In an interview with The View co-hosts, CNN host Don Lemon essentially argued that you are welcomed to your beliefs in God unless someone disagrees. If anyone considers your beliefs to be hurtful to anyone, they must therefore be hurtful. And if they are hurtful, they must be disallowed. As the opposition to biblical morality rises, the simplest, easiest thing for Christians to do in the months and years to come will be to agree with Don Lemon.

School Teaches Kids to Stop Using 'Mom' and 'Dad': Why This Story Matters and the Rock on Which We Must Stand

We do not "recognize the dignity and worth common to humanity" by violating God's word and will for humanity. Scripture not only tells us that we are loved by God (John 3:16)—it also tells us how to live our best lives and how to relate to others in truthful, redemptive ways. When we alter or reject biblical revelation on sexuality or any other issue, however kind our motive might seem, we do far more harm than good.

Is a 'Historic' Summer Coming? Redeeming a Terrible Year for a Brighter Future

Our lives have changed in dramatic ways over the last year. Work, exercise, shopping, schooling, childcare, and even our interactions with nature have been affected, sometimes for the better. But 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.

Marking a COVID-19 'Turning Point' in History

While millions have died of this horrible disease, many millions more are grieving their deaths. In addition, a third of COVID-19 survivors have “long-haul” symptoms. To all who suffer, God promises his presence and empathy (cf. John 11:35). Jesus feels all we feel and suffers as we suffer. Theologian Jürgen Moltmann famously described our Savior as the “crucified God.”

My Response to the Harry and Meghan Interview: Three Biblical Principles and a Remarkable Legacy in the Making

Today, “news” is often opinion on the news rather than the reporting of it. Many news programs are more entertainment than information. Analytics drive ads which drive profits, and digital media are more sophisticated than ever in tracking them. Many companies are pushing news 24/7/365. We can like this, hate it, or ignore it, but it’s the way it is and the way it will be for the foreseeable future. What does any of this have to do with my mission as a cultural apologist to equip evangelical Christians to respond biblically and redemptively to the vital issues we face? How does today’s article relate in practical ways to you? Let’s consider three biblical imperatives for our day.

Why Canceling Dr. Seuss Is a Threat to All Evangelicals

It’s no longer enough to seek a world in which all Americans have equal opportunities with regard to voting, education, employment, or other civil rights. Now we must be proactive in “canceling” any oppression as defined by any person considered to be oppressed. We must identify “structural power imbalances” and “take action against injustice” as defined by the SPLC and similar groups.

America's Largest Christian Adoption Agency Will Now Work with LGBTQ Parents: The Peril of Separating Values from Actions

This week, Bethany Christian Services, the largest Christian adoption agency in the United States, announced that it would begin providing its services to LGBTQ parents nationwide. Their decision is in response to requirements from various states that agencies serve such couples to maintain their governmental contracts.