Current Events and Christianity Archive

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 […]

Tomorrowland

This article first appeared in the Volume 23 / Number 1 issue of the Christian Research Journal. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org In the early 1960s, Orlando, Florida, was a crossroads community of citrus groves, farmland, and swamps. Back then, one could buy an acre in […]

Sep 11, 2001

This article first appeared in the Practical Apologetics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 24, number 1 (2002). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org There is no need to paint a word picture describing the horrors of 11 September 2001. The images will forever be emblazoned […]

Pat Robertson and Christian Broadcasting Network

The position of Christian Research Institute relative to Pat Robertson and the CBN Network has not varied over the last 25 years. Dr. Martin has been a friend of Pat Robertson and, though they are not always in agreement, they have “agreed to disagree agreeably” in areas of theology which are not essential to redemption […]

A Nation Responds to Terrorism and War

Synopsis America has rightly responded to the September 11 terrorist attack by replying with prayer, a solemn assembly, and force. According to the seven principles that constitute a just war — proper authority, real injury, proportionality, just means of fighting, good chance of victory, failed negotiations, and right motive — America is justified in using […]

Episcopal Court Demotes Doctrine of Marriage

In September 1990, retired Bishop Walter C. Righter laid hands on the head of Barry Stopfel, a man living openly with a homosexual lover, and ordained him a deacon of the Episcopal Church. A year later, Bishop John S. Spong — well known for his books, such as Reclaiming the Bible from Fundementalism, Resurrection: Myth […]

Christianity and Homosexuality

This article first appeared in the Viewpoint column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 24, number 2 (2001). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Adulterer? Fornicator? Swindler? Gossip? The apostle Paul clearly said people who habitually and impenitently behave in such a manner “will not inherit the […]

Holistic Health Care

The term “holistic health” refers to a wide range of alternative approaches to health care which emphasize spiritual and psychological as well as the physical dimensions to personal health. The holistic health movement sees itself as a corrective response to traditional medicine’s almost exclusive focus on the physical dimensions of health and healing. Unfortunately, the […]

Answering the Gay Christian Position

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 23, number 1 (2000). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Twenty-two years ago I craved justification for my homosexuality. I had decided I was gay, and I felt utterly incapable of changing […]