Christian Articles Archive

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, […]

Cherry-Picking the Commandments

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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 Evangelicals who engage Seventh-day Adventists on the question of Sabbath observance are stepping into a minefield if they don’t first clarify the nature of the Mosaic law and its […]

Literary Apologetics

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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 If I were asked to identify a single root cause for the success of C. S. Lewis as academic, novelist, and, especially, Christian apologist, I would respond that the key […]

Reincarnation: Lifetimes for Enlightenment?

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This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of 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 In his book The Dust of Death, Christian thinker Os Guinness writes, “The East is still the East, but the West is no longer […]

Let’s Resurrect The Response Page

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This article first appeared in the From the Editor column of 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 For a few years now it has been missing, but for decades readers of this magazine had their own column. If […]

The Manhattan Declaration

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This article first appeared in the Viewpoints column of 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   THE MANHATTAN DECLARATION: Why Didn’t You Sign It, R. C.?1 by R. C. Sproul   On November 20, 2009, a document called the Manhattan […]

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 […]