Christian Articles Archive

The Politics of Abortion: Should Christians Vote Straight Ticket?

A Viewpoint rebuttal to Scott Klusendorf’s, “The 2012 Elections: Five Questions for Pro-Life Advocates” This article first appeared in the the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 35, number 05 (2012). For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org Should Christians vote across the board for one political party? If you have been […]

Can a Loving God Hate Someone?

This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics 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 “God hates the sin, but loves the sinner.” This old saying often is used to resolve the tension between God being both […]

The Bridge or the Beehive? Mormon Apologetics in a Postmodern Age

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 30, number 04 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Since the time Joseph Smith, Jr., founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‐day Saints (Mormon or LDS) in 1830, Christians have recognized this organization as a […]

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Christian?

This article first appeared in the Ask Hank 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  “If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord […]

Quitting Christianity in the Name of Christ?

This article first appeared in the Viewpoint 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 Anne Rice, the famous author of the Vampire Chronicles who reconverted from atheism to Roman Catholicism about ten years ago, announced recently on her Facebook […]

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 […]