Christian Articles Archive

The Bully Pulpit: When Gay Teens Commit Suicide, Are Preachers to Blame?

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 03 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org  SYNOPSIS The recent tragic rash of suicides among homosexual teens, who’d been bullied by classmates and peers, has raised the question of whether Christian teaching about homosexuality inspires […]

Truth in Darkness: The Hunger Games as an Unexpected Resource for Apologists

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 02 (2012). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The Hunger Games and its sequels are page-turners, fast-paced and engaging, with characters who are interesting and complex. It is easy to see why the books are popular and why […]

The Bibliographical Test Updated

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 03 (2012). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org  SYNOPSIS The bibliographical test examines manuscript reliability, and for more than a generation Christian apologists have employed it to substantiate the transmissional reliability of the New Testament. The […]

A Duel for Truth

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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 With two earned Ph.D. degrees and a reputation for logical thinking, William Lane Craig may very well be the best Christian debater in modern history. The atheists and skeptics […]

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. […]