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The Seven Deadly Sins and the Path to Virtuous Character

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 02 (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/ SYNOPSIS  The soul- and relationship-destroying seven deadly sins are vices that undermine […]

Putting Race in Biblical Perspective

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 04 (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/ SYNOPSIS  Ferguson, Missouri, has become a symbol of racial tension in America. […]

Remaking Ben-Hur with a Smaller Christ

A movie review of Ben-Hur Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Paramount Pictures and MGM, 2016) The 1959 version of Ben-Hur starring Charlton Heston is Hollywood spectacle of the highest order. Its level of opulence perhaps can be measured best by its eleven Oscars, a record achievement matched only by two other enormous films, Titanic (1997) and […]

Grace upon Grace: 1 John 1:8–9 and the Forgiveness of Sins

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 02 (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/ Christians today are often tempted to shy away from the topic of […]

State School? Christian College? Navigating the Many Choices

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 02 (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/ Economists point out what every grocery shopper already knows—that the cost of […]

Why Did God Let That Child Die?

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 01(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/ Perhaps the most difficult and emotionally charged question ever asked the pastor or […]

Should Christians Fear Profanities?

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 01(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/ Recently I conversed with a friend who told me that his daughter had […]

Dysmorphic and Dangerous: Female Body Image in a World of Disordered Mirrors

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 01 (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/ “She’s five foot wide,” a kid in the campground pool shouted out […]

Are the Levitical Prohibitions against Same-Sex Sexuality Still in Effect Today?

Q. Are the Levitical Prohibitions against Same-Sex Sexuality Still in Effect Today? A. For a male to have same-sex intercourse with another man as though the latter were not male but female was distinctly forbidden in the Old Testament context (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13). In The Bible and Homosexual Practice (Abingdon Press, 2001), Dr. Robert A. […]

Did James Teach Salvation by Works?

Q. Did James Teach Salvation by Works? A. Critics of the Bible have long argued that the book of James contradicts the rest of Scripture in its teaching “that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone” (2:24). Upon closer examination, however, the book of James—like the rest of Scripture—confirms […]

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