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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 […]

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 […]

Television as the New Literature: Understanding and Evaluating the Medium

This article first appeared in 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 SYNOPSIS In a culture that has largely shifted from print to visual entertainment, television is the new literature. Given that the average American spends some five hours a day watching […]

Culturally Corrosive Comedy

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 02 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS The culturally corrosive comedy in Comedy Central’s popular TV programs The Daily Show starring Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report starring Stephen Colbert, presents young people with […]

Christian Couple Wins Right to Be Foster Parents

Owen and Eunice Johns of Derby, England, have been married thirty-nine years, have four adult children, have cared for nearly twenty foster children over a four-year period, and they are committed Christians. They say that their Christian beliefs almost put an end to their foster parenting. The online version of London’s Daily Mail newspaper reports […]

Do Evangelicals Have an Image Problem?

A group of Christian leaders has released a document that seeks to crystallize the definition of what it means to be identified as “evangelical” in contemporary society. “An Evangelical Manifesto” was released May 7, 2008, at a press conference in Washington, D.C., along with an invitation for people to sign the document (see www.anevangelicalmanifesto.com). The […]

Web 2.0

For many of us, the Internet still means checking our email. If we’re adventurous, we might purchase a birthday gift on Amazon™, view some family pictures on Photo Bucket™, or visit the church Web site for some event details—but let’s not get carried away. Now what happens to your brain when you read the following? […]

Toward Many Gods?

This article first appeared in the Viewpoint column of the Christian Research Journal, volume28, number4 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org It used to be the case that an Independence Day celebration at the city park, a political rally, the dedication of a public building, or […]

Christian Pacifism on the March

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of the Christian Research Journal, volume28, number6 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org More than 400 Christian pacifists gathered in Indianapolis, Indiana, on September8–11, 2005, to address issues of violence, war, and human rights around the globe. […]

Faith Behind the Fence: Religious Trends in US Prisons

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 6 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org According to a May 2004 report by the U.S. Department of Justice, by midyear 2003 there were more than 1.3million persons in […]

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