Apologetics Archive

With all of the various religions out there to choose from, why should I Become a Christian?

This statement is based on questions frequently asked on the Bible Answer Man radio show hosted by CRI president Hank Hanegraaff. This question first appeared in the February 2001 issue of the Christian Research Report. For further information go to: http://www.equip.org Q: With all of the various religions out there to choose from, why should […]

The Task of the Christian Apologist

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 24, number 4 (2002). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Apologetics has been defined as “the discipline that deals with a rational defense of the Christian faith.”1 Since Christianity posits a certain […]

Is Science a Help or Threat to Faith?

From space travel to organ transplants, one of the most important influences shaping the modern world is science. Amazingly, people who lived during the Civil War had more in common with Abraham than with us. If Christians are going to speak to that world and interact with it responsibly, they must interact with science. The […]

Frauds, Fictions, Fantasies, and Fabrications

This article first appeared in the Practical Apologetics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 18, number 3 (1996). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Imagine traveling back in time to the late 1970s. As you are sitting in church on Sunday morning your pastor announces that […]

The Power of the Question

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of 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 Many Christians assume they should answer anyone who asks about their hope (1 Pet. 3:15) with a statement, such as a fact […]

Magic Apologetics: Equidistant Letter Sequencing

This article first appeared in the Practical Apologetics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 20, number 01 (1997). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ On the June 20, 1996, “Praise the Lord” television broadcast host Paul Crouch came face to face with a brand new approach […]

University: Education in Apologetics

Where should you go to school to study Christian theology and apologetics? This question deserves more than the simple answer, “Go to such-and-such a school.” First of all, there is the question of what you hope to do with your education once you have finished. Do you want to be a pastor? A missionary? A […]

Operation Rescue: Debating the Ethics of Civil Disobedience

Morally reflective people have wrestled with the question of whether civil disobedience is ever morally justified, and if so, under what circumstances?1 Throughout history there have been cases of civil disobedience that seem morally justified, including: the early Christian church’s refusal to obey the government’s command not to preach the gospel (Acts 4); Martin Luther […]

Has The Da Vinci Code Undermined Christianity?

This article first appeared in the Ask Hank column of 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 When Mel Gibson produced The Passion of the Christ — a movie that substantially follows the contours of the New Testament accounts […]

In Essentials Unity

The mission of the Christian Research Institute from 1960 to the present is encompassed in a single word: EQUIP. In the words of St. Paul, our organization is committed to equip “God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ might be built up” and strengthened (Eph. 4:12). Today, CRI’s Internet site […]

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