Jim Denison

Jim Denison

Jim Denison is president of the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture and theologian-in-residence for the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

 

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The apocalypse is coming

Dec. 21, 2012, will mark "the ending of time as we know it." That's according to Jose Arguelles, whose 1987 The Mayan Factor sparked a frenzy that will only escalate this year. On that date, the Mayan calendar completes a 5,126-year cycle. What happens then?

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How would Tim Tebow defend Christmas?

Gov. Lincoln Chafee recently made national headlines by calling the Rhode Island State House's 17-foot spruce a "holiday" tree. When critics complained, he urged them to volunteer to help needy people instead.

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Responding to child abuse

On Nov. 14 the Associated Baptist Press published an essay I wrote on Herman Cain and Joe Paterno. Here's the background behind my article.

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Herman Cain and Joe Paterno

In October, Joe Paterno was the most revered coach in college football. In November, he is unemployed. In October, Herman Cain was the Republican frontrunner. In November, he is fighting for his political life.

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Is Mormonism a cult?

Robert Jeffress made national headlines recently with his assertion that Mormonism is a "cult" and a "false religion." Peter Wehner, a political commentator whose blog I read regularly, immediately criticized what he termed "the theological and political errors of Pastor Jeffress."

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Are we Greece?

There is a transportation strike going on here as I write from a hotel room in Athens. I come to Greece often and have never seen such gridlock.

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The war on terror just got worse

On Sept. 23, Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas submitted a formal application for the United Nations to grant Palestinians status as an observer state. The United States has promised to veto Abbas' resolution if it comes to the U.N. Security Council. Israel opposes the Palestinians' move, arguing that statehood can be achieved only through direct negotiations between the two parties.

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Redeeming 9/11

For some, 9/11 proves that the God of Scripture is a myth. Sam Harris, the atheist and bestselling author, claims that the existence of a single suffering child anywhere in the universe calls into question the existence of an all-knowing, all-loving, all-powerful God. How much more the murder of 2,977 innocent civilians -- more than died at Pearl Harbor or D-Day. Where was God while 19 jihadists committed the worst act of terrorism in our nation's history?

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Tom Clancy and terrorism

Tom Clancy first introduced us to Jack Ryan nearly 30 years ago. Fans have watched as Ryan saved the world from nuclear war, single-handedly defeated Irish terrorists, took down a Colombian drug cartel and eventually became president.

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Forgiving a murderer

Mark Stroman watched 208 people walk past him to be executed. On July 20 his turn came when he was put to death by lethal injection. What makes his case unique is the fact that a man he tried to kill worked to stop his death.

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