Christian Research Journal Archive

Assessing the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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This article first appeared in CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 33, number 01 (2010). 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/ SYNOPSIS Much like the man he was named for, Martin Luther King, Jr., […]

Discernment in an Age of Information Overload

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 03 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS In our age of information overload, Christians must learn to discern between good and evil, right and wrong, truth and falsity. The need for discernment becomes particularly […]

Self-Esteem from a Scalpel: The Ethics of Plastic Surgery

This article 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  SYNOPSIS The numbers of patients seeking plastic surgery has skyrocketed in the past decade, and this practice has found increasingly uncritical acceptance. Plastic surgery is commonly subdivided […]

Christian Research Journal

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The CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL equips Christians with the information they need to discern doctrinal errors, evangelize people of other faiths, and provide a strong defense of Christian beliefs and ethics. In every issue of the JOURNAL, you will find: Practical tips on sharing your Christian faith with Non-believing friends, coworkers, and cult members In-depth feature […]

How the Gospel Frees Us from Psychological Oppression

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 03 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Christianity is often pejoratively referred to as “dirty rotten sinner” religion. Our detractors will often say something like this: “Christians tend to […]

Was the Early Church Communist?

This article first appeared in the This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics 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/christian-research-journal/ When I graduated from college in 1989, it looked like socialism was dead. The Soviet Union—the […]

Dawkins’s Youth Ministry

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume35, number01 (2012). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Richard Dawkins has redefined himself again. Earlier, Dawkins transitioned from academic works of theoretical biology to his popular atheistic manifesto, The God Delusion. Now, Dawkins has moved on to […]

Thinking Clearly about God and Evolution

Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., is the author of Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem (HarperOne, 2009). His feature article, “Think Clearly about God and Evolution” on which this post is based appears in the Volume 35, No. 1 special origins issue of the Christian Research Journal available by […]

The Need for Apologetics in the Local Church

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 01 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/. The full text of this article is available in PDF format by clicking here. Apologetics is biblical. That’s why it should play a foundational role in the ministry […]

Sometimes Politically Correct Is Biblically Correct

This article first appeared in the From the Editor column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 01 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Last month the U.S. observed the national holiday commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, and now Black History Month is upon […]

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