Christian Articles Archive

Death with Dignity and the Imago Dei

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 06 (2015). 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/ Brittany Maynard, at the age of twenty-nine, was diagnosed with terminal brain […]

Almighty Fathers and Only Begotten Sons in Last Days in the Desert

The opening title card of Last Days in the Desert says, “To prepare for his mission, the holy man went into the desert to fast and pray, and to seek guidance.” This is a rather coy start to a film that is clearly about Jesus. The events depicted in the film are not based directly […]

Is It Impossible to Redeem Electronic Media?

This article first appeared in the Viewpoint column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 29, number 05 (2006). 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 TV bad for you? Is reading a […]

“Nobody made a greater mistake…”

If you’re in contact with today’s realities and still incurably optimistic about our nation’s future, you’re a rare bird. I’d like to know your secret. Take our current election year as a case in point. At the founding of our nation, with a population of roughly three million people, we had seven world-class leaders. Today, […]

Modesty, Objectivism, and Human Value

This article first appeared in the Viewpoint column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 04 (2015). 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/ Recently our family settled down to watch a […]

Reasons of the Heart: Emotions in Apologetics

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 01 (2015). 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/ SYNOPSIS Contrary to the popular view that emotions are essentially nonrational feelings, […]

Apologetics across the Generations

This article first appeared in the From the Editor column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 39, number 01 (2016). 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/ “He established a testimony in Jacob […]

Developing Discernment in Devotional Reading

This review first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 04 (2015). 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/ SYNOPSIS At their best, spiritual growth books can help guide Christians into […]

Imagining Jesus’ Humanity in
The Young Messiah

The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. a Movie Review of The Young Messiah Directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh (Focus Features, 2016) The Young Messiah is based on Anne Rice’s 2005 novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt. It tells the story of Jesus returning to Nazareth from […]

Risen and the Apologetics of Love

The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. a Movie Review of Risen Directed by Kevin Reynolds (Sony Pictures, 2016) Risen tells the story of Clavius, a Roman tribune in Jerusalem whom Pontius Pilate tasks with finding the missing body of the crucified Jesus (called “Yeshua the Nazarene” […]

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