Dr. Jim Denison

James C. Denison, Ph.D., is a cultural apologist, building a bridge between faith and culture by engaging contemporary issues with biblical truth. He founded the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture in February 2009.

Dr. Denison currently serves on the board of the Baylor Health Care System and as Chair of the Advisory Board for Dallas Baptist University. He teaches Ph.D. seminars and graduate-level classes for Dallas Baptist University and serves as a teaching fellow for the B. H. Carroll Theological Institute. He has taught on the faculty of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and at McAfee School of Theology, and has served on the boards of Dallas Baptist University, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, and the Center for Christian Ethics at Baylor University.

Prior to founding the DFTC, Dr. Denison was pastor of Park Cities Baptist Church, a 10,000-member congregation in Dallas, Texas. He also pastored churches in Midland and Mansfield, Texas, and in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion and Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and received a Doctor of Divinity degree from Dallas Baptist University.

He is the author of seven books:

  • Radical Islam: What You Need to Know
  • Wrestling with God: How Can I Love a God I’m Not Sure I Can Trust?
  • The Bible–You Can Believe It: Biblical Authority in the Twenty-First Century
  • The Myth and the Manger
  • Life on the Brick Pile: Answers to Suffering from the Letters of Revelation
  • Seven Crucial Questions About the Bible
  • It’s Your Mission: The Church’s Responsibility to the Least of These

Dr. Denison writes a cultural commentary available at www.denisonforum.org/subscribe. His free daily commentary is distributed around the world to nearly 19,000 subscribers in 90 countries. He writes for The Dallas Morning News, contributing weekly to the “Texas Faith Forum” and is a columnist for the The Christian Post.

He has also taught world religions for 25 years with four seminaries. He has spoken in China, Cuba, Brazil, Australia, Europe, Israel, Greece, Egypt, Bangladesh, and Turkey and served as a short-term missionary to East Malaysia, in Southeast Asia. He also leads frequent study tours in Israel, Greece, and Europe.

His wife, Janet, is an author and speaker (www.janetdenison.com). They live in Dallas and are the parents of two sons: Ryan, a ministry student at Truett Seminary; and Craig, a student at Dallas Baptist University.