Christian Articles Archive

Not God’s Weakness

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This article first appeared in the From the Editor column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 06 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ It usually happens that a natural disaster such as Hurricane Katrina is followed by much discussion about God’s role in it. On one […]

Putting the Tsunami in Perspective

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This article first appeared in the From the Editor column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 01 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ When I first heard news of the tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean region on December 26 it stopped me in my tracks. […]

What Should Christians Do As America Goes to Pot?

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This article first appeared in the From the Editor column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 37, number 05 (2014). For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ I will admit it. Ever since I became a Christian in 1970, there have been times when it felt as though […]

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 […]

When Vague Is In Vogue

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“If the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself?” (1 Corinthians 14:8)   Let me take some drastic liberties with the parable of the Good Samaritan. A homosexual man sat by the side of the road wondering what, if anything, he should do about his tendencies and behavior. A priest approached him, and […]

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 […]