Christian Articles Archive

When Vague Is In Vogue

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“If the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself?” (1 Corinthians 14:8)   Let me take some drastic liberties with the parable of the Good Samaritan. A homosexual man sat by the side of the road wondering what, if anything, he should do about his tendencies and behavior. A priest approached him, and […]

To Defend Marriage

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 04 (2012). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org No good Christian apologist speaking at a state university would step to the podium and offer the following as a proof for God’s existence: Premise: In the beginning, God created […]

Would Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life Spell Doom for Christianity?

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 01 (2013). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org On February 1, 2011, NASA’s Kepler mission team announced that they had discovered 1,235 candidate planets orbiting other stars (exoplanets). Launched on March 6, 2009, the Kepler mission’s primary science […]

Forgiveness in the Bible and in Pop Psychology

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 06 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Modern Western culture has drunk deeply of pop psychology’s ideas regarding forgiveness. Because of this, modern relationships are not generally built on a firm foundation of genuine love, truth, and […]

Why Apologetics Has a Bad Name

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 I love apologetics! Anyone who has heard me speak, sat in my class, read any of my books, or spent more than twenty minutes with me knows that I believe […]

Original Sin: Its Importance & Fairness

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 06 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org It is no surprise that in a 2002 survey almost three-quarters of Americans (seventy-four percent) rejected the teaching of original sin.1 After all, Americans want to feel good about themselves […]

The Effects of Porn on the Male Brain

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 05 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org  SYNOPSIS Pornography is a powerful force that has become increasingly widespread in Western culture since the advent of the Internet. As the culture has been “pornified,” the ways in which […]

What The Walking Dead Can Teach Pro-Lifers

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 04 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Season One of AMC’s The Walking Dead is gory, brutal, and not for the faint of heart. Yet I’m fascinated by it and think Christian apologists may want to give […]

No God-of-the-Gaps Allowed: Francis Collins and Theistic Evolution

Geneticist Francis Collins, director of the Human Genome Project, is one of the world’s best‐known scientists. An outspoken Christian, he recently challenged equally outspoken Oxford zoologist and atheist Richard Dawkins in the pages of Time magazine. Collins’s book The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief is equal parts autobiography, scientific reflection, theological […]

Sex, Lies, and Secularism

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 04 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org A collegiate website advises young women on how to have a “happy hook-up.” Get “clear consent and mutual agreement to engage in sexual acts,” the article recommends. Then “the whole […]