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Discern

Discern

Discern is a daily news show that aims to discern news differently! Each weekday morning, Dr. Jim Denison and Jessica Steed look at the news unfolding in the world and engage the issues of the day from a biblical perspective. Exploring the headlines, Jim and Jess tackle a new topic every day, ranging from world news, to entertainment, to sports, and more! Each episode features a fresh, biblical take on the day’s news that you can enjoy in less time than it takes to finish your morning coffee. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

Discern
  • Discern - Introduction

  • Dec 3, 2021 - How Can Christians Be a People of Hope?

    Jim and Jess discuss the omicron variant of the covid virus and the cultural response. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Dec 1, 2021 - Why is Dobbs v. Jackson Woman's Health Significant for Christians?

    Jim and Ross discuss the current Supreme Court case covering abortion and Mississippi law. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 30, 2021 - The Hope of Christmas In Dark Times

    Jim and Jess discuss the omicron variant of the Covid virus and the various public reactions. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 29, 2021 - Keeping Creativity a Priority In Today's Culture

    Jim and Ross discuss the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Egg McMuffin. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 26, 2021 - What Should Motivate Our Giving This Christmas?

    Jim and Ross discuss Black Friday shopping and the recent supply chain issues. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 25, 2021 - How Can We Live a Life of Invitation?

    Jim and Jess discuss the story of the grandmother who mistakenly invited someone for Thanksgiving. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 24, 2021 - Can Our Words Change Reality?

    Jim and Jess discuss Ariana Grande's self-proclaimed manifestation gift. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 23, 2021 - How Can We Reconcile Gratitude in the Midst of Suffering?

    Jim and guest host Ross discuss the deadly automobile crash in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 22, 2021 - The Weight of the Gospel

    Jim and Jess discuss the Julius Jones story and the commutation of his death sentence. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 19, 2021 - How to Discern Bias in the Mainstream Media

    Jim and Jess discuss how to discern bias in the mainstream media. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 18, 2021 - How to Reach the Lost When They Don't Realize They Are Lost

    Jim and Jess discuss a daring Air Force rescue mission to save a man dying of a heart attack at sea. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 17, 2021 - Is God's Word Trustworthy?

    Jim and Jess discuss the Bible and its trustworthiness as the word of God. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 16, 2021 - Biblical Structures Part 3: The State

    Jim and Jess discuss the biblical role of the State, in part three of a three part series. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 15, 2021 - Biblical Structures Part 2: The Church

    Jim and Jess discuss the biblical role of the Church, in part two of a three part series. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 12, 2021 - Biblical Structures Part 1: The Family

    Jim and Jess discuss the biblical role of the family, in part one of a three part series. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 11, 2021 - Honoring the Service and Sacrifice of Veterans

    Jim and Jess discuss Veterans Day and how service is part of believing in something bigger. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 10, 2021 - A Reminder To Live Outside Ourselves

    Jim and Jess discuss the story of how a TikTok hand gesture led to the rescue of a missing teen. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 9, 2021 - Is it Unhealthy For Christians to Focus on Leaving a Legacy?

    Jim and Jess talk about Princess Diana and the legacy she left behind. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 8, 2021 - The Human Desire to Seek the Miraculous

    Jim and Jess discuss the jetpack sightings over Los Angeles and how humans are made in God's image. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 5, 2021 - Money and Fame's Influence

    Jim and Jess discuss the tragic accident and death of former NLF player Henry Ruggs III. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 4, 2021 - The Importance of Empathy in a Christian's Life

    Jim and Jess discuss empathy and the Forbes headline discussing empathy and leadership. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 3, 2021 - How Can Christians Engage Rightly in the Political Arena?

    Jim and Jess discuss the gubernatorial race in Virginia and how Christians can engage in politics and in the lives of those around us. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.

  • Nov 2, 2021 - Understanding the Opposition to the Heartbeat Bill

    Jim and Jess discuss the Supreme Court's review of the Texas Heartbeat Bill. Join us each weekday morning as we discern news differently, together! For More Cultural Commentary on Today's News, Visit DenisonForum.org/IgniterTV.