Current Events and Christianity Archive

Christophobia: Confronting the Problem of Religious Discrimination on Campus

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 26, number 1 (2003). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Christophobia- SYNOPSIS Western universities claim to promote religious diversity and freedom of speech, but in practice Christianity is often ridiculed or censured. Openness to discussion and debate […]

Ecumenism: Should Christians Participate in Interfaith Communion?

There is great social pressure today to conform to whatever cultural liberals decide is “politically correct” (PC). PC issues are often tied to discrimination — seemingly all forms of discrimination are considered wrong, from racial bias (which is wrong) to moral judgments against homosexuality. This past summer, at the 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions […]

Richard Seed’s Preposterous Plan

As has been well said, “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” The stark reality of this sentiment was borne out in 1973 when Christians quietly passed by a major battle in the war against abortion. Two and a half decades later the far-reaching impact of that […]

Technoshamanism

Technoshamanism- Summary Spiritual explorers are increasingly looking to cyberspace to meet the needs of the soul. Many neopagans, occultists, and New Agers deem the technologies of cyberspace as fitting media for their magical experiments and rituals and view the Internet as a mystical plane of being. For some in this movement, which has roots in […]

Religious Fundamentalism

Frequently in America today, radicalism of any type is viewed as wrong and even repugnant. People with strongly held beliefs, especially of the “fundamentalist” sort, are labeled as fanatics or religious zealots. For many Americans there are no spiritual absolutes, and thus those with firmly held sacred beliefs are viewed as spiritual bigots or religious […]

The New Dark Ages

This article first appeared in the Volume 24 / Number 1 / 2001 issue of the Christian Research Journal. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org “If we slide into a modern, high-tech version of the Dark Ages, we will have done it to ourselves without the assistance […]

AIDS: The Ripened Fruit of the Sexual Revolution

Quite a few years have passed since the advent of the sexual revolution in the 1960s, with its promise of “open relationships” and “free love.” And, though the revolution continues to rage on many fronts, we now stand in a position to assess accu­rately and evaluate critically the battle casualties. Consider these alarming national figures: […]

AIDS Awareness: How should Christians Think about AIDS?

Summary Despite what some activists and the media might say, medical authorities agree that AIDS is not a threat to everyone. If people would follow biblical guidelines for sex, and not abuse their bodies with drugs, the epidemic would stop. Because the disease is not spread casually, it is also ethically wrong and counterproductive to […]

Human Cloning: Is Human Cloning ethical?

IS HUMAN CLONING ETHICAL- Introduction Why all the hoopla over cloning? Shouldn’t human cloning be a perfectly legitimate, albeit extraordinary, form of reproduction?The CRI Perspective in a moment… IS HUMAN CLONING ETHICAL- 1973 As has been well said, “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” The stark […]

Anti-Intellectualism: Anti-Intellectualism in the Church?

ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM- Introduction “You don’t need a bunch of head knowledge to serve the Lord — all you need is experience. Don’t think too much… feel…” Sounds pretty spiritual to me. ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM- Inner Experience over Reason The truth is, there does seem to be a growing attitude of anti-intellectualism in many quarters of the Christian church. […]

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