Christian Living Archive

Dr. Gregory A. Boyd “Letter.”

Dr. Gregory A. Boyd 2/2/93 To whom it concerns: I am the author of Oneness Pentecostals and the Trinity as well as Trinity and Process: A Critical Evaluation and Reconstruction of Hartshorne’s Thought: Towards a Trinitarian Metaphysics. I’m writing you because it’s come to my attention that you, and a number of other people and […]

Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here

This article first appeared in the Practical Apologetics section of the Christian Research Journal, volume 23, number 1 (2000). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: Let me ask you a question. Are you absolutely certain that one day those who have died in Christ will be resurrected […]

Deliverance Ministry in Historical Perspective

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 21, number 2 (1998) as a companion to the feature article The Bondage Maker: Examining the Message and Method of Neil T. Anderson, Part Two: Spiritual Warfare And The “Truth Encounter,” by Elliot Miller. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal […]

Alpha Course: Evaluating Alpha

This article first appeared in the Volume 23 / Number 3 issue of the Christian Research Journal. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: If your church is looking for help in evangelism and discipling spiritual newborns, you might be asked to evaluate a popular course named for […]

Christian Leaders: Is It Okay to Criticize Christian Leaders?

This article first appeared under the title “Christians Criticizing Christians: Can It Be Biblical?” in the Viewpoint column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 15, number 02 (1992). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal, go […]

Who is God? The Attributes of God

WHO IS GOD- Introduction Life Magazine recently asked the provocative question: “WHO IS GOD?” Many answers have been given throughout the ages to reply to this question — but the real answer comes from the Bible. We ought to ask ourselves what does the Bible have to say? Just who is the Christian God, and […]


CHRISTIAN ESCHATOLOGY- Introduction Eschatology, this is simply one of those 50¢ words that simply means “the study of last things” — but today it’s a hot topic for debate. Christians  disagree when it comes to the millennium, the rapture, and how you are going to interpret the Book of Revelation. The question we have to […]

Eternal Punishment: Are People Punished in Hell Forever?

ETERNAL PUNISHMENT- Introduction “How can a loving God send people to hell forever and ever?” Is hell really everlasting, or will it eventually “freeze over?” ETERNAL PUNISHMENT- Annihilationism You’d expect cultists to annihilate the concept of hell, but today, more and more evangelical Christians are buying into this idea of annihilation as well. Rather than […]

Sunday Sabbath: Does Sunday Observance Violate the Sabbath?

SUNDAY SABBATH- Introduction Some religious groups fervently believe that worshiping God on Sunday and not Saturday (the Sabbath) is a direct violation of God’s commands. After all, it’s the 4th commandment isn’t it? SUNDAY SABBATH- Woven Together with Creation Rest assured there is some basis for the position that Christians are not obliged to keep […]

Creeds: The Importance of the Creeds

THE CREEDS- Introduction Many churches recite creeds during their worship services, others don’t. What are the creeds, and are they really important? THE CREEDS- A Long History The term “creed” comes from the Latin word credo, and means: “I believe.” The most famous creeds were forged by the early church. But the Old Testament also […]