Christian Articles Archive

From Rage to Faith

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This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 02 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Award-winning British journalist Peter Hitchens masterfully narrates a lively and insightful account about how he “returned to religion” as a result of his journey through atheism (Part One), including […]

A Contemporary Classic in the Tradition of Chesterton and Lewis?

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This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 02 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Marilynne Robinson is known to many as the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Gilead and also for other works of fiction. In Absence of Mind, Robinson contributes to the genre […]

A One-sided Struggle with Orthodoxy

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This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 02 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Most conservative evangelical Christians who would read periodicals such as the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL are prone to wonder from time to time what makes folks on the […]

The God Particle

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 06 (2012). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The reaction among some atheists to the recent, remarkable empirical confirmation by scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) of the existence of the Higgs boson (AKA “the […]

Not Guilty: A Biblical Case for Ministering to the Accused

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This article first appeared in the Viewpoints column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 36, number 03 (2013). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org I once debated a minister about Christian civil disobedience. He quoted verses from the Gospels about the scribes opposing Christ. When he did, he would […]

The Framework Interpretation of the Days of Creation

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This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 01 (2012). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The slander of jaded secularists to the contrary, most Bible-believing Christians are aware that not everything in the Bible is to be taken literally. […]

When Salt Loses Its Savor

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This article first appeared in the Viewpoints column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 17, number 03 (1995). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org A colleague of mine was perplexed: “The annual Christian Booksellers Convention is a gigantic affair, where score of books are ordered by Christian bookstores who, […]

What Is the Unpardonable Sin?

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This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 34, number 04 (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/ The blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is […]

Sex, Lies, and Christianity: Reclaiming Biblical Sexuality

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This article first appeared in the From the Editor column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 36, number 03 (2013). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org If you have been a subscriber for the past several years, you may have noticed that we have featured several articles on the […]

Between Radical Freedom and Total Determinism

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 02 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS A Christian view of human nature is situated between the two extremes of radical freedom and total determinism. On the one hand, humans have a real but limited freedom, […]