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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 […]

Cultural Free-Fall

Our culture is in free-fall. Having long become acclimated to divorce, premarital sex, and cohabitation, we are finally witnessing the mainstreaming of homosexuality—fruition of the sexual revolution. The gay-rights juggernaut has advanced through film, television characters, sympathetic journalists, the American Psychiatric Association, the educational system, and antidiscrimination laws. Confirming the triumph of what was once […]

Is It Immoral to Believe in God?

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/ In a recent op-ed piece in the New York Times, the distinguished […]

Sexual Orientation Change Efforts: What’s Being Repaired?

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/ SYNOPSIS “Reparative therapy,” “conversion therapy,” and “sexual orientation change efforts” (SOCE) are […]

Is Christianity Bad for Your Health?

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 Without Christianity, the world would be a better place. So says […]

Teaching Apologetics to the Next Generation

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/ Before becoming a graduate professor of apologetics last year, I spent a […]

Finding Dory: A Fish Tale about Perseverance and Overcoming Fear

A movie review of Finding Dory Directed by Andrew Stanton (Pixar, 2016) Finding Dory is on its way to achieving blockbuster status. Released June 17, its opening weekend garnered $136 million—the largest U.S. opening for any animated feature film in history.1 The sequel to Pixar’s incredibly successful and family-friendly film Finding Nemo (2003), Finding Dory […]

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Blood Transfusions: Their Use of Scripture in Their Blood Doctrine

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 37, number 05 (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/ Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs) believe their Bible forbids them from accepting blood transfusions.1 […]

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