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Finding Dory: A Fish Tale about Perseverance and Overcoming Fear

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A movie review of Finding Dory Directed by Andrew Stanton (Pixar, 2016) Finding Dory is on its way to achieving blockbuster status. Released June 17, its opening weekend garnered $136 million—the largest U.S. opening for any animated feature film in history.1 The sequel to Pixar’s incredibly successful and family-friendly film Finding Nemo (2003), Finding Dory […]

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Blood Transfusions: Their Use of Scripture in Their Blood Doctrine

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This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 37, number 05 (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/ Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs) believe their Bible forbids them from accepting blood transfusions.1 […]

Off the Map: Bill Johnson and the Pursuit of Extrabiblical Authentication

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This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 37, number 05 (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/ Bill Johnson wasn’t happy. The pastor of a successful church in Weaverville, […]

Paul, Second Adam, and Theistic Evolution

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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/ SYNOPSIS A growing number of evangelicals are accepting theistic evolution, generally without […]

Me Before You’s Strange View of Love and Weak Defense of Assisted Suicide

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A film review of Me Before You Directed by Thea Sharrock (Warner Bros., 2016) There is a scene in the new film Me Before You where the heroine of the story, Lou, walks into a beautiful apartment. A young woman gently ushers her into the main room. Through the bedroom door, we see the parents […]

Death with Dignity and the Imago Dei

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This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 06 (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/ Brittany Maynard, at the age of twenty-nine, was diagnosed with terminal brain […]

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 […]

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