Christian Living Archive

When Soulforce Calls

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume32, number2 (2009). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Synopsis The gay advocacy group Soulforce presents itself as a faith-based, civil rights organization, promoting justice for homosexuals by confronting churches and Christian leaders who promote the traditional biblical […]

Biblical Grounds for Divorce and Remarriage

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 1 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Synopsis Many people, especially Christians, have serious questions about divorce and remarriage. As the American family appears to be imploding with divorce, and as blended families become […]

The Great Comfort of God’s Wrath

This article first appeared in the Viewpoint column of the Christian Research Journal, volume29, number2 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org In the first book in his best-selling series, Conversations with God, Neale Donald Walsch describes God in a way that many people in the postmodern […]

Under the Needle

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume28, number6 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Decorating one’s body with tattoos and piercings is a recent cultural phenomenon with ancient roots. The morality of these practices should be evaluated according to their effect on […]

Making Peace with the Sixties

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 4 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS The 1960s may be long gone, but they certainly are not forgotten, and many of the core ideas and values of this turbulent period remain alive […]

Addiction Recovery and the Burden of Self

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number2 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS There is a wide Recovery Group Movement in America: as much as forty percent of Americans are regular members of such organized small groups, from Bible studies to […]

A Fusion of Horizons

This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume30, number3 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900–2002), attempted to combine “philosophical hermeneutics” with practical history by showing that people have a “historically effected consciousness” embedded in […]

Made in the Image and Likeness of God

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume30, number3(2007) as a companion to the feature article In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Spirit of Diversity: Multiculturalism Goes to College by A.B.Caneday. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Observant individuals may ask, […]

In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Spirit of Diversity

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume30, number3 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS “Multiculturalism and diversity,” a twentieth-century-born vision among the intellectual, political, and religious elite has established a new and prevailing orthodoxy in the West, especially on America’s college campuses, […]

No Common Ground?

This article first appeared in the Viewpoint column of the Christian Research Journal, volume28, number2(2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org There is much discussion these days in both the education community and churches across America on the desirability and effects of multicultural education (ME). Proponents allege […]