Why does a book of the Bible spend so much time on a king who isn’t following God? Check out Kathy Cooper’s study notes for some ideas.
“There’s a difference between being functional in a culture and assimilating into that culture.” —Carl Ellis
How do Daniel and his friends respond to efforts to assimilate them into Babylonian culture? And also to a crisis for all the wise men of Babylon? Kathy Cooper shares notes for Bible study groups.
Daniel is a great example of integrity and witness among a culture that does not honor God. It’s the story of someone who is a minority—in faith and ethnicity and culture—in the midst of a dominant, oppressive culture. Daniel is a great example of a believer who is navigating cross-cultural relationships, especially among powerful people.