Christian Articles Archive

Ten Urgent Questions and Answers about Origins

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 01 (2012). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Of one thing I am certain. People want answers. Concise, well-researched answers to questions concerning the single most important apologetic issue—that of origins. Indeed, how you view your origins will […]

A Contemporary Classic in the Tradition of Chesterton and Lewis?

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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 Marilynne Robinson is known to many as the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Gilead and also for other works of fiction. In Absence of Mind, Robinson contributes to the genre […]

A One-sided Struggle with Orthodoxy

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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 Most conservative evangelical Christians who would read periodicals such as the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL are prone to wonder from time to time what makes folks on the […]

The God Particle

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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 The reaction among some atheists to the recent, remarkable empirical confirmation by scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) of the existence of the Higgs boson (AKA “the […]

Not Guilty: A Biblical Case for Ministering to the Accused

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This article first appeared in the Viewpoints column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 36, number 03 (2013). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org I once debated a minister about Christian civil disobedience. He quoted verses from the Gospels about the scribes opposing Christ. When he did, he would […]

The Framework Interpretation of the Days of Creation

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This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 01 (2012). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The slander of jaded secularists to the contrary, most Bible-believing Christians are aware that not everything in the Bible is to be taken literally. […]

Is Legislating Morality Biblical?

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This article first appeared in the Viewpoints column of the 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  Why Christians Must Legislate Morality by Frank Turek When I have just a minute to communicate the importance of Christians being involved in politics, I […]

When Salt Loses Its Savor

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This article first appeared in the Viewpoints column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 17, number 03 (1995). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org A colleague of mine was perplexed: “The annual Christian Booksellers Convention is a gigantic affair, where score of books are ordered by Christian bookstores who, […]

Brave New Gadgetry: Technological Discernment and the Family

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This article first appeared in the Viewpoints column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 32, number 01 (2009). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org  The commercial cell phone didn’t exist until 1983. Neither did the World Wide Web, which began its ascent to cyber-dominance in 1993. The television has […]

What Is the Unpardonable Sin?

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This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the 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 The blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is called the “unpardonable sin,” a sin that will never be forgiven. The very possibility of even committing […]