Christian Living Archive

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 […]

Is It Impossible to Redeem Electronic Media?

This article first appeared in the Viewpoint column of the Christian Research Journal, volume29, number5 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Is TV bad for you? Is reading a more intellectual pursuit than viewing? Recent essayists have held that somehow, electronic media, such as television, films, […]

How to Write a Letter to the Editor

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume29, number1 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org My first letter to the editor was published when I was about 10 years old. For reasons unknown to me now, I was eager […]

The Trouble with Harry

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number1 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally popular Harry Potter series launched only a decade ago, and while millions of children happily immersed themselves in its fantasy world, […]

What Does It Mean to Say the Holy Spirit Is “in Me”?

This article first appeared in the Ask Hank column of the Christian Research Journal, volume29, number4 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Over the past several decades, I have been asked the “in” question in a variety of different ways such as: “What does it mean […]

What Are You Hoping for?

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume29, number4 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Christians, as do all humans, have understandable concerns for protection and provision, but some believers allow their wishes to cloud their understanding of God’s promises in these areas. […]

Funeral Faux Pas

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism 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 Funerals can be a prime opportunity for believers to share the gospel with unbelievers and comfort grieving believers with the promise of being with […]

How Should Christians Approach the Problem of Evil

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume30, number5 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Perhaps the thorniest issue in Christian apologetics is commonly known as the problem of evil. How can the existence of a good, all-powerful, and all-knowing Creator be squared […]

Silent Evangelism

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume29, number3 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org “Share the gospel at all times, and, if necessary, use words.” Many Christians have quoted this famous saying from St. Francis of Assisi when […]

How Do I Find a Good Church?

This article first appeared in the Ask Hank column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 6 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org “They [followers of Christ] devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” […]