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Local Church Wins Some Allies among Former Critics

This article first appeared in the News Watch 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 The four-decade relationship between American evangelicals and Witness Lee’s local churches/Living Stream Ministry1 has not been one of abundant harmony or trust. Considering the […]

Justifying Juno

This article first appeared in the Viewpoint column of the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number2 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The pebbles forgive me, the trees forgive me. So why can’t you forgive me? — from the song “Anyone Else but You,” by the Moldy […]

The World According to Goth

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume29, number1 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Goth (or gothic) culture has been around for about 25 years, yet those who belong to it remain misunderstood. Goths wear dark clothing, which, together with their sometimes […]

Fundamentalist Faith and the Problem of Holy Wars

This article first appeared in the From the Editor 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 In the previous issue of the Journal we were pleased to feature Daniel Hoffman’s primary source research on the Crusades. My From the […]

Navigating the Emerging Church Highway

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number4 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Wading through the entire emerging church milieu is incredibly complicated. In this article I seek to provide a simple but accurate means of navigating the emerging church highway […]

Two Minds in One Episcopal Body

This article first appeared in the News Watch 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 In the Episcopal Church’s three-decade discussion about homosexuality and the church, conservatives and liberals alike have often said that the debate is about far […]

Evangelicals in the Mainstream

This article first appeared in the News Watch 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 A renewal of evangelical values within mainline Protestant denominations may seem unlikely amid the current atmosphere of religious liberalism, yet leaders of various renewal […]

HIGH-TECH APOCALYPSE?

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 21, number 02 (1998). 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 to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ Hal Lindsay couldn’t have planned it better. After three decades of largely […]

The 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions (Part one)

Saturday morning, August 28: I have just picked up my press pass and information packet and am trying to exit the fourth floor of Chicago’s magnificent Palmer House Hilton Hotel. The lobby is so packed with bodies it takes me 15 minutes to move 100 feet, and 15 more min­utes to find an opening on […]

Virtual Christianity: Evangelicals, America, and the Big Show

The great machines of our technological age produce some very powerful entertainment. Today’s typical teenager, raised on Sesame Street, Saturday morning cartoons, commercials, and now MTV, has been treated to an impressive display of technological images, all moving at an incredible speed before his or her mesmerized eyes. And this is just the beginning. Already […]

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