Christian Articles Archive

Letting Science, Not Rhetoric, Drive the Debate over Intelligent Design

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 35, number 01 (2012). 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/ As scientific debates become increasingly politicized, materialists seek to cast proponents of […]

Theology and Science: Converging on Reality

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 35, number 01 (2012). 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/ Among “new atheists” and others of the intelligentsia, it is dogma that […]

Spielberg’s Nostalgia for Reality in Ready Player One

Film Web Review Ready Player One Directed by Steven Spielberg (Rated PG-13, 2018) Ernest Cline’s 2011 science fiction novel Ready Player One tells the story of a dystopian society in the near future where people spend most of their waking hours inside a virtual reality simulation called the OASIS where they can live out any […]

In Remembrance of Elliot Miller (1951–2018)*

Just five months ago, Elliot Miller, my long-time friend and colleague at the Christian Research Institute, was diagnosed with stage IV metastasized bone cancer. And today, April 11, 2018, he is absent the body, present with the Lord. At times like this, we grieve, but not as those who have no hope! We believe that […]

The Rajneesh Cult: A Biblical Response to the Netflix Docuseries Wild Wild Country

Wild Wild Country, directed by Chapman and Maclain Way, is a new six-episode docuseries streaming on Netflix that has been well reviewed by television critics about the Rajneesh cult formed around Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh in Oregon. Back at the height of the cult’s activity, the Christian Research Journal published an in-depth article on […]

When Hearts are Young and Gay

Film Web Review Love, Simon Directed by Greg Berlanti (20th Century Fox, 2018) What’s not to love about Love, Simon? The new Greg Berlanti–directed film, starring teen heartthrob Nick Robinson, covers all the bases necessary for a successful modern romantic comedy: attractive stars, a likeable main character you’re practically dared not to root for, and […]

Youth, Suicide, and Our Success-Centered Culture

This article first appeared in the Postmodern Realities column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 39, number 04 (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/ Suicide has a deep impact on communities. […]

Francis Schaeffer: Pastor, Evangelist, Apologist, Prophet

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 39, number 04 (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/ In the fall of 1976, I bought a medium-sized paperback book with […]

A Wrinkle in Time: Drawing Apologetic Value from a De-Christianized Film

Film Web Review A Wrinkle in Time Directed by Ava DuVernay (Walt Disney Pictures, 2018) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle was the most influential book of my childhood. I was in fifth or sixth grade when I discovered it on the metal portable shelves that were wheeled into my school’s library once a […]

God and Relationships on the “New Kind” of Christianity

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 39, number 04 (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  It may seem that the influences of Brian McLaren and other […]

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