World Religions Archive

Eat, Pray, Love: A Sidebar Review

This sidebar review first appeared in 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 Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert’s first autobiographical book, is engaging, thought-provoking, and a great tribute to the resiliency of the human spirit. The book chronicles her early prayers […]

Scientology Under Fire

Most companies—and even many religious organizations—work to enhance their image through public relations. But over the years the Church of Scientology, a religious group that some have accused of acting more like a powerful corporation than a church, has been more aggressive about P.R. than most religious groups, enlisting a team of communications specialists to […]

What Sets Christianity Apart from an Eastern Worldview?

This article first appeared in the Ask Hank column of the Christian Research Journal, volume28, number2(2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org While it has become increasingly popular to merge Eastern spirituality with biblical Christianity, the chasm that separates these worldviews is an unbridgeable gulf. First, in […]

Worldview Awareness

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 3 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org For centuries most people throughout the West shared core assumptions shaped by a common Christian heritage and the modernity of the Enlightenment. […]

Transcendental Meditation in the New Millenium (Part Two)

This article first appeared in 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 SYNOPSIS The Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement routinely claims scientific validation for the benefits of its meditation program. It alleges that some 500 studies, including those from leading […]

Transcendental Meditation in the New Millenium (Part One)

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 5 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Transcendental Meditation (TM) is one of the more popular forms of meditation in North America, and probably the most well known. TM’s influence has exploded since […]

Are All Religions the Same at Their Core?

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume28, number2(2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Have you ever attempted to take an eleventh step down a ten-step stairway? Your entire body tries to descend another six inches, your knees buckle, […]

To Know Christ and to Make Him Known

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number4 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Over the last few months I’ve had the great privilege of working with Elliot Miller, my editor-in-chief. Having had the opportunity to read carefully […]

Dahn Hak

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of the Christian Research Journal, volume29, number2 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The New York Supreme Court, in September 2005, dismissed an $84 million wrongful death lawsuit against Seung Huen Lee (AKA Iichi Lee), the founder […]

Caodai

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 At 8971 Orangewood Avenue in Garden Grove, California, stands a half-built temple with an eclectic design—a blend of Buddhist pagoda, Catholic cathedral, and Muslim […]