Christian Articles Archive

Retelling the Old, Old Story

Retelling the Old, Old Story: Sharing the Gospel with Those Living with Disability This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 37, number 02 (2014). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ SYNOPSIS We live in a world broken by sin. One manifestation […]

Intelligence or Chance?

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Did life arise by design or by accident? This debate has engaged scientists for years. One of the leaders of the Intelligent Design (ID) movement has written an engaging and challenging answer to the question. Stephen C. Meyer earned B.S. degrees in physics and earth science from Whitworth College (now Whitworth University) in 1981. He […]

Searching for the Holy Grail – Again

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A book review of Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln (Delacorte Press, 1982) This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 01 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ If someone were to write a book that […]

The New Monasticism: A Quest for Spiritual Renewal in the Urban Desert

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This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 34, number 03 (2011). 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/ Shane Claiborne1 grew up in the Bible Belt of East Tennessee, but […]

Compassionate Adoption for the Most Helpless

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This article first appeared in the Viewpoints column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 34, number 03 (2011). 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 2005, President George W. Bush had a […]

Considering Creation Care

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This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 34, number 03 (2011). 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/ “Taking good care of the Earth sounds like a good idea because […]

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 […]

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 […]

Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century: Wealth and Want1

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This article first appeared in 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/christian-research-journal/  “Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I […]

Should Christians Take Antidepressants?

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This article first appeared in the Viewpoints column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 31, number 06 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ “[Depression] is a positive and active anguish, a sort of psychical neuralgia wholly unknown to normal life.” —William James, Varieties of Religious Experience1  Should Christians […]