By: Katie Burns
Dr. Jim Denison, former Park Cities Baptist Church pastor, will speak on February 17, at the Baylor Alumni Association’s Lifelong Learning Coffee. Lifelong Learning provides adults an opportunity to expand their knowledge and education through a variety of speakers, classes, and events.
Jim Denison will speak to the group about the importance of understanding the Islam religion in today’s culture. He is considered one of the leading experts on the subject among the Christian community.
“We’re so fortunate to have him,” said Gloria Turner DuBose ’62, a member of the Lifelong Learning board of directors. “Even though he didn’t attend he has a soft spot in his heart for Baylor University.”
Denison is a “culture apologist and works to build a bridge between faith and culture by engaging contemporary issues with biblical truth,” according to his website. He currently serves on the board of the Baylor Health Care System and as chair of the advisory board for Dallas Baptist University.
Denison has taught on the faculty of Southwesten Baptist Theological Seminary and McAfee School of Theology, and has served on the boards of George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the Center for Christian Ethics at Baylor University.
In February 2009, he founded the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture. The Forum works to “engage contemporary culture with biblical truth,” according to its website. It provides free daily commentary, written by Denison, and is read by nearly 19,000 people in 90 countries each day.
Dension is also the author of seven books including: Radical Islam: What You Need to Know; Wrestling with God: How Can I Love a God I’m Not Sure I Can Trust?; and The Bible-You can Believe It: Biblical Authority in the Twenty-First Century.
According to DuBose, Denison is an authority of religious issues, particularly radical Islam. “He will identify the ways that culture and faith relate to what’s happening in the world. We’re all concerned about this.”
All members of Lifelong Learning are encouraged to attend the seminar for a well-rounded discussion on this important subject.
Lifelong Learning sponsors a monthly 10 a.m. coffee at the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center. For more information, e-mail BobAnne@BaylorAlumniAssociation.com or call her at (254) 710-6440.