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Almighty Fathers and Only Begotten Sons in Last Days in the Desert

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The opening title card of Last Days in the Desert says, “To prepare for his mission, the holy man went into the desert to fast and pray, and to seek guidance.” This is a rather coy start to a film that is clearly about Jesus. The events depicted in the film are not based directly […]

Is It Impossible to Redeem Electronic Media?

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This article first appeared in the Viewpoint column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 29, number 05 (2006). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ Is TV bad for you? Is reading a […]

F-A-C-T-S on Prayer

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This article first appeared in the Practical Apologetics column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 19, number 02 (1996). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ HOW IMPORTANT IS PRAYER IN SHARING THE […]

Did James Teach Salvation by Works?

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Q. Did James Teach Salvation by Works? A. Critics of the Bible have long argued that the book of James contradicts the rest of Scripture in its teaching “that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone” (2:24). Upon closer examination, however, the book of James—like the rest of Scripture—confirms […]

“Nobody made a greater mistake…”

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If you’re in contact with today’s realities and still incurably optimistic about our nation’s future, you’re a rare bird. I’d like to know your secret. Take our current election year as a case in point. At the founding of our nation, with a population of roughly three million people, we had seven world-class leaders. Today, […]

Modesty, Objectivism, and Human Value

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This article first appeared in the Viewpoint column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 04 (2015). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ Recently our family settled down to watch a […]

Reasons of the Heart: Emotions in Apologetics

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This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 01 (2015). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ SYNOPSIS Contrary to the popular view that emotions are essentially nonrational feelings, […]

Apologetics across the Generations

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This article first appeared in the From the Editor column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 39, number 01 (2016). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ “He established a testimony in Jacob […]

Developing Discernment in Devotional Reading

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This review first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 04 (2015). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ SYNOPSIS At their best, spiritual growth books can help guide Christians into […]

Imagining Jesus’ Humanity in
The Young Messiah

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The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. a Movie Review of The Young Messiah Directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh (Focus Features, 2016) The Young Messiah is based on Anne Rice’s 2005 novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt. It tells the story of Jesus returning to Nazareth from […]

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