Christian Articles Archive

Seeker Small Groups: Engaging Spiritual Seekers In Life Changing Discussions

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This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 30, number 01 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ Imagine. You walk over to your next door neighbor’s house and ring the doorbell. You and your spouse are greeted warmly and invited to […]

Baptism for the Forgiveness of Sins (Part 2)

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 22, number 03 (2000). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ ANSWERING BAPTISMAL REGENERATION PROOF TEXTS Those who believe water baptism is necessary for salvation use several New Testament passages to support that view. In this second article, I will interact […]

The Bully Pulpit: When Gay Teens Commit Suicide, Are Preachers to Blame?

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 03 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org  SYNOPSIS The recent tragic rash of suicides among homosexual teens, who’d been bullied by classmates and peers, has raised the question of whether Christian teaching about homosexuality inspires […]

A Thief in the Night: The Christian Ethic at the Heart of The Hobbit

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 06 (2012). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS The director Peter Jackson is making J. R. R. Tolkien’s classic fairy tale, The Hobbit, into a film. Three films, to be precise. Tolkien’s son, Christopher, guardian […]

Muhammad and the Messiah: Comparing the Central Figures of Islam and Christianity

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 05 (2012). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34)1 Jesus, during His crucifixion   “May Allah curse the Jews and Christians, for they built the […]

Truth in Darkness: The Hunger Games as an Unexpected Resource for Apologists

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 02 (2012). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The Hunger Games and its sequels are page-turners, fast-paced and engaging, with characters who are interesting and complex. It is easy to see why the books are popular and why […]

The Bibliographical Test Updated

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 03 (2012). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org  SYNOPSIS The bibliographical test examines manuscript reliability, and for more than a generation Christian apologists have employed it to substantiate the transmissional reliability of the New Testament. The […]

Adam, Evil, and the Death of Nature

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 04 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org  SYNOPSIS The End of Christianity presupposes that the earth and universe are old and, given that presupposition, attempts to answer how the fall of humanity could be responsible for natural […]

A Duel for Truth

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This review first appeared in 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 With two earned Ph.D. degrees and a reputation for logical thinking, William Lane Craig may very well be the best Christian debater in modern history. The atheists and skeptics […]

From Rage to Faith

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This review first appeared in 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 Award-winning British journalist Peter Hitchens masterfully narrates a lively and insightful account about how he “returned to religion” as a result of his journey through atheism (Part One), including […]