Christian Articles Archive

The Justice of Hell?

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 39, number 01 (2016). 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/ Many atheists (and some Christians) object to the doctrine of hell on […]

Reservoir Gods: Quentin Tarantino’s Premodern Theology

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 39, number 01 (2016). 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/ Despite being one of the most critically lauded directors in cinema; despite […]

Church Discipline

This article first appeared in Viewpoint column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 37, number 04 (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/ My childhood church taught me the Bible pretty well, […]

How Does Sanctification Work? (Part Two)

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 37, number 04 (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/ At the close of John’s Gospel, he stands back and considers all […]

A Mind for the Beautiful

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 37, number 04 (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  Those of us who are engaged in the project of defending […]

What If Susan Couldn’t Sing? Identifying and Avoiding Bad Pro-Life Arguments

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/ On April 11, 2009, an obscure, frumpy, middle-aged Scottish woman appeared as […]

The Shack Movie – Heretical or Healing?

A movie review of The Shack Directed by Stuart Hazeldine (Lionsgate, 2017) A few nights ago, my wife Katie and I attended an emotionally moving, even if a bit clichéd and melodramatic, presentation that encouraged us to reflect on the Christian doctrine of the Trinity and on the age-old question, “Why does God allow evil […]

Unexplaining the Mormon Priesthood Ban on Blacks

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 39, number 01 (2016). 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  For much of its history, leaders of The Church of Jesus […]

Plural Marriage and Joseph Smith: A PR Nightmare in Mormonism

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 05 (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/ Publicly mention the religion of Mormonism and the first thought to come […]

Evaluating Extremism: Are Extreme Beliefs Always Dangerous?

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 03 (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/ Connoisseurs of human nature will be quick to identify the manifold behavioral […]

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