Christian Living Archive

Are Lawsuits Permissible?

Hank explains that fellow believers should not sue one another; however, when someone has violated a contract, the judicial system based on biblical principles may be used as recourse. http://www.equip.org

Should Good Deeds be Public or Private?

Hank addresses a question about how to reconcile Matthew 5, where Jesus says to “…let your light shine before others,” and Matthew 6, where He warns not to practice righteous deeds in order to be seen by others. http://www.equip.org

Sex, Lies, and Secularism

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 04 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org A collegiate website advises young women on how to have a “happy hook-up.” Get “clear consent and mutual agreement to engage in sexual acts,” the article recommends. Then “the whole […]

Ask Hank: Secrets to Spiritual Growth

Hank shares the importance of growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Normal Christian Life

Hank discusses the impact Watchman Nee’s life and writings have had on western culture, and recommends his classic work: The

Is Our Love for Christ Instantaneous?

Hank answers the question, is our love for Christ instantaneous when you accept Jesus Christ into your life? www.equip.org