Christian Articles Archive

Abortion: Stories Women Tell

A movie review of Abortion: Stories Women Tell Directed by Directed by Tracy Droz Tragos (HBO Documentary Films, 2016) The Misplaced Effort of Using Stories to Defend Immoral Choices Amie is a thirty-year-old single mother of two. She works seventy to ninety hours a week between her two jobs. Amie is pregnant and cannot afford […]

Have I “Left the Christian Faith”?

Through Christian Research Institute staff and friends, I’ve become aware of chatter on the Internet—the gist of which is that I’ve walked away from the Christian faith. Amid Holy Week I pray that those forwarding this notion may have an ever-deeper encounter with our crucified and resurrected Lord. May they and their loved ones be […]

Is Jesus’ Name Used in Vain? Answering the Sacred Name Movement

This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 37, number 06 (2014). 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/ As Christians, we frequently pray “in the […]

The Sting of Death: Albert Camus and the Fight for Life

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 37, number 06 (2014). 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/ “Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute […]

Digital Souls: What Should Christians Believe about Artificial Intelligence?

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 39, number 02 (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/ There is a growing conviction in Western culture that computers eventually will […]

Once upon a Time: The Enduring Appeal of Fairy Tales

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 05 (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/ Once upon a time…A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far […]

The Justice of Hell?

This article first appeared in 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/ Many atheists (and some Christians) object to the doctrine of hell on […]

Reservoir Gods: Quentin Tarantino’s Premodern Theology

This article first appeared in 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/ Despite being one of the most critically lauded directors in cinema; despite […]

Church Discipline

This article first appeared in Viewpoint column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 37, number 04 (2014). 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/ My childhood church taught me the Bible pretty well, […]

How Does Sanctification Work? (Part Two)

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 37, number 04 (2014). 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/ At the close of John’s Gospel, he stands back and considers all […]

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