Christian Articles Archive

The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven
The Story Behind the Story

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To read Hank’s related article: Heaven Is Real, but Heaven Is for Real Is Really Not, please click here. To read Hank’s related article: Heaven Is Real, please click here. New York Times Bestselling Book, The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This World—The Story Behind […]

Heaven Is Real, but Heaven Is for Real Is Really Not

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See Hank’s special video resource: Hank articulates ten reasons why both the book and film, Heaven is for Real is a dangerous diversion. Click here to view the video. To read Hank’s related article: Heaven Is Real, please click here. There is nothing new under the sun. From the time occult parapsychologist Raymond Moody coined […]

Heaven Is Real

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See Hank’s special video resource: Hank articulates ten reasons why both the book and film, Heaven is for Real is a dangerous diversion. Click here to view the video. To read Hank’s related article: Heaven Is Real, but Heaven Is for Real Is Really Not, please click here. To speak of heaven is not a […]

Christ’s Cleansing of the Temple: Can Mark and John Be Reconciled?

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This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 32, number 4 (2009). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ In his book Jesus, Interrupted, Bart Ehrman, the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, posed the following as the […]

Apologetic Nonstarters: Arguments to Avoid in Defending Christianity

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This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 30, number 04 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ Apologetics is a necessary discipline for the Christian faith. Jesus and the apostle Paul regularly defended their beliefs through rational arguments. The apostle Peter […]

On the Obligation of Blessing “Abraham’s Seed”

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This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 05 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ “Now the LORD had said to Abram: ‘Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that […]

Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century: Wealth and Want1

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 32, number 01 (2009). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/  “Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I […]

The Euthyphro Dilemma

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 36, number 01 (2013). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ In an article published in USA Today titled, “As Atheists Know, You Can Be Good without God,”1 Jerry Coyne, a biologist and outspoken atheist, is disturbed that many Americans, including […]

Should Christians Take Antidepressants?

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This article first appeared in the Viewpoints column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 31, number 06 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ “[Depression] is a positive and active anguish, a sort of psychical neuralgia wholly unknown to normal life.” —William James, Varieties of Religious Experience1  Should Christians […]

The Twilight Saga: A Classic Romance too Mature for Teens

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This article first appeared in the Viewpoints column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 31, number 03 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ Seventeen-year-old Bella falls for Edward, who is beautiful, mysterious, powerful, and dangerous, but wise beyond his years and, ultimately, a consummate gentleman. The paragon of […]