Christian Articles Archive

Hysterical Fiction

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A review of The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman (Canongate Books, 2010)   This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 01 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Anyone familiar with the award-winning British author Philip Pullman’s children’s book […]

Deciding Who Jesus Was

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A review of JESUS WARS: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 Years by John Philip Jenkins (HarperOne, 2010) This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 01 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org […]

Creator’s Remorse in Silicon Valley

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A review of You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010)   This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 01 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Jaron Lanier is a pioneer in virtual reality technology and a […]

Goldstein on the Cosmological Argument

A review of 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (Pantheon, 2010)   This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 01 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org I must confess that I don’t have the […]

Stephen Hawking on Science and God

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 01 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS In their latest book, The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow claim that modern science is now capable of explaining all aspects of the universe, including its origin. […]

Awakening From The Nightmare

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 01 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS The anti-God, anti-truth, and anti-democratic philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) is currently very influential and in need of critical examination. In this article, I set out some salient features […]

Speaking Of Homosexuality

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 29, number 06 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS The success of the gay rights movement can be seen in the shifting public attitude toward homosexuality. Proponents of gay rights have repeated three prohomosexual arguments, frequently […]

Prayers, Football, and Missions: Lessons from Tebowmania

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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 Reams had been written about Tim Tebow even before the twenty-four-year-old quarterback led the Denver Broncos to the playoffs for the first time since 2005. The media hype surrounding the […]

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 […]

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 […]