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Professor David Barash and “The Talk”

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Someone observing Professor David Barash’s animal behavior and evolution class at the University of Washington might decide that the theistic students in the room don’t stand a chance. All the evidence seems to favor the professor. Barash holds the podium at the front of the class, occupies the tenured professorship, and possesses the authority of […]

Not God’s Weakness

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This article first appeared in the From the Editor column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 06 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ It usually happens that a natural disaster such as Hurricane Katrina is followed by much discussion about God’s role in it. On one […]

What Should Christians Do As America Goes to Pot?

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This article first appeared in the From the Editor column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 37, number 05 (2014). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ I will admit it. Ever since […]

Thanksgiving and the F-A-C-T-S on Prayer

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Adapted from The Prayer of Jesus: Secrets to Real Intimacy with God Thanksgiving should not be only a once-a-year event. It should be the perpetual attitude of our hearts. In fact, thanksgiving is inextricably woven together with the principles of prayer. Too often people think of prayer as a way of getting things from God. […]

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 […]

Apocalypse When?

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Breaking Bad’s Addicting Defense of Moral Realism

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 36, number 05 (2013). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ AMC’s gritty, award-winning television show Breaking Bad is more than a drama—it’s a tragedy. A slick, well-produced program with superb acting and storytelling, it is also a morality tale about […]

Same-Sex Marriage: Stealing Rights from God

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This article first appeared in the Viewpoints column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 37, number 05 (2014). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ Is same-sex marriage really a “right”? If so, by what […]

The Fifth Gospel: The Ultimate Apologetic

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Synopsis The late British evangelist Gypsy Smith once quipped, “There are five Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and the Christian, but most people never read the first four.” Guess what this implies? People are reading your life. And here’s a stunning reality—you are the fifth gospel, Christian! Not an inspired gospel, but hopefully an inspiring […]

Jesus: The “Begotten” of the Father

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This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics 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 The letter to the Hebrews presents many teachings affirming the deity of Christ and His supremacy over the angels, Moses, and everything else that […]

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