Christian Articles Archive

The Other Islam: Who Are the Shia?

This article first appeared in CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 32, number 02 (2009). For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org Synopsis Who are the Shia (or Shiite) Muslims we see headlining our daily news? Shiites make up only ten percent of the Muslim world but comprise almost half […]

Evangelism 2.0

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 01 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The universe of digital information created, captured, or reproduced in 2007 was 281 exabytes. This includes every Web site, e-mail, document, image, […]

The Christian Citizen*

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 03 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Contemporary Christians in the Western world live in nations with governments that are sometimes called “liberal democracies.” Because such governments allow their citizens to form political parties, […]

Looking under the Surface of the Millennial Generation

This article first appeared in 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 SYNOPSIS Most of the media discussion around Millennials, or Generation Y, tends to focus on sensationalist trends and traits. Thus we are given a superficial caricature of a generation that […]

Reclaiming Civility as a Christian Virtue

This article first appeared in the From the Editor column of 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 This is the first time you are hearing from me in this column although my name has been in the staff box for […]

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 […]