Apologetics Archive

Greatness and Wretchedness

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 2 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS In the realm of philosophy, Blaise Pascal (1623–62) is perhaps best remembered for his wager argument. In his Pensées (thoughts), however, Pascal offered several lines of […]

One Shot, One Book, One God

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 5 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Christians are often asked, How do you know that the Bible is the Word of God? One succinct answer we can give is that the Bible […]

Alternative Medicine, Apologetics, and the Church

This article first appeared in the Viewpoint column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 6 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org In 1998, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that Americans spent as much as $32.7 billion on 15 popular alternative healing […]

Beyond Mere Christianity

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 4 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS C. S. Lewis was one of the most influential Christian apologists of the twentieth century, and he remains influential today. His apologetic works explain essential Christian […]

Discerning the Defects of Discernment Ministry

This article first appeared in the From the Editor column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 4 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The Christian Research Institute (CRI) was founded in 1960 for the purpose of equipping orthodox Christians to respond to the challenge […]

Culture, Religion, Philosophy, and Myth

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume29, number2 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS The word Christianity is not automatically associated in popular use with the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, or even with the belief in those historic events […]

The Art of Apologetics

This article first appeared in the From the Editor column of the Christian Research Journal, volume28, number2(2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org We sometimes receive comments or questions about an illustration, photo, or layout that we’ve used with a feature article in the Journal, so I […]

Becoming a “Seasoned” Apologist

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number1 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Writing from prison, the apostle Paul instructed the Colossian Christians, “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every […]

An Apologetic for Apologetics in Cyberspace

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number3 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org One of the most gratifying aspects of using the Internet is being able to have immediate access to the writings of thousands of talented, […]

Christians and Archaeology

This article first appeared in the Viewpoint column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 5 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org “Is that new James bone box authentic?” “What do you think of the shroud of Turin?” “Did you know that they found chariot […]