Christian Articles Archive

Facing the Islamic Challenge

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 36, number 04 (2013). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ SYNOPSIS Christians are commanded to “make disciples of all the nations” (Matt. 28:19). Because Muslims make up more than a fifth of the world’s population, obeying the Great Commission entails […]

Apocalypse When?

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 30, number 02 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ SYNOPSIS The basic principles of language that we unconsciously absorb in early childhood and consciously internalize from grade school onward are foundational to the grammatical principle of biblical […]

Breaking Bad’s Addicting Defense of Moral Realism

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 36, number 05 (2013). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ AMC’s gritty, award-winning television show Breaking Bad is more than a drama—it’s a tragedy. A slick, well-produced program with superb acting and storytelling, it is also a morality tale about […]

The Fifth Gospel: The Ultimate Apologetic

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Synopsis The late British evangelist Gypsy Smith once quipped, “There are five Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and the Christian, but most people never read the first four.” Guess what this implies? People are reading your life. And here’s a stunning reality—you are the fifth gospel, Christian! Not an inspired gospel, but hopefully an inspiring […]

Jesus: The “Begotten” of the Father

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This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 02 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The letter to the Hebrews presents many teachings affirming the deity of Christ and His supremacy over the angels, Moses, and everything else that […]

When Truth Gets Left Behind

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This article first appeared in the Volume 24 / Number 4 / 2002 issue of the Christian Research Journal. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ SYNOPSIS The Left Behind books are bigger than Harry Potter. The series of children’s books about a school for witches has sold […]

Is Legislating Morality Biblical?

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This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 03 (2012). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org  Why Christians Must Legislate Morality by Frank Turek When I have just a minute to communicate the importance of Christians being involved in politics, I call up this satellite […]

Adam, Evil, and the Death of Nature

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 04 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org  SYNOPSIS The End of Christianity presupposes that the earth and universe are old and, given that presupposition, attempts to answer how the fall of humanity could be responsible for natural […]

Ten Urgent Questions and Answers about Origins

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 01 (2012). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Of one thing I am certain. People want answers. Concise, well-researched answers to questions concerning the single most important apologetic issue—that of origins. Indeed, how you view your origins will […]

The Mesmerizing (Mis)information Maelstrom

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 02 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS The Information Age has arrived with many benefits, but it also has a darker side. Technology capable of delivering information both conveniently and rapidly—electronic mail, texting, and the Internet—has […]