Christian Articles Archive

The Irreconcilable Pursuit of Christianity and “Cool”

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 04 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of […]

Eat, Pray, Love: A Sidebar Review

This sidebar review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 04 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert’s first autobiographical book, is engaging, thought-provoking, and a great tribute to the resiliency of the human spirit. The book chronicles her early prayers […]

Mulling Over Marriage: A Summary Critique of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Committed

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 04 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of the no. 1 New York Times bestseller, Eat, Pray, Love (a movie version, starring Julia Roberts, was released in August). Her new book, […]

Television as the New Literature: Understanding and Evaluating the Medium

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 04 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS In a culture that has largely shifted from print to visual entertainment, television is the new literature. Given that the average American spends some five hours a day watching […]

Take a Tip from Lieutenant Columbo

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the 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 Being an ambassador for Christ in the twenty‐first century requires more than having the right answers. It is too easy for postmoderns […]

Margaret Sanger: “No Gods, No Masters”

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 33, number 04 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/  SYNOPSIS Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, is considered a “great hero” of that organization because of her ardent pursuit of women’s health and equality issues, […]

Should Christians Be Environmentalists?

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 33, number 04 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ Environmentalist: a person who is concerned with or advocates the protection of the environment (The New Oxford American Dictionary). SYNOPSIS Since the beginning of the modern environmental movement, secular […]

Satanism: A Taste for the Dark Side

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 28, number 05 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/  SYNOPSIS Satanism is a topic that many people would prefer to ignore despite the fact that for some it has become a way of life, a philosophy, […]

Did Muhammad Believe in Women’s Rights?

This article first appeared in the 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/christian-research-journal/  SYNOPSIS The view of women in Islam has long been a hot topic, but even more so due to the amount of attention Islam has received in […]

“You Shoulda Put a Ring on It”: Witnessing to Cohabiting Couples

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 33, number 04 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ In 1987 I was a full-time student and part-time waiter, working alongside women and men of different beliefs and lifestyles. Most were […]