Christian Research Journal Archive

Jodi Picoult’s Novel Ideas

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume33, number03 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org “Novels about family, relationships, and love,” is how bestselling author Jodi Picoult describes her books.1 While it’s true that Picoult’s works cover these topics, in doing so they also […]

Secularism’s Evangelists

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume33, number03 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Atheists can be the most religious people on earth. In Against All Gods, attorney and pioneer of the intelligent design movement, Philip E. Johnson, teams with Biola University philosophy […]

Evangelists for Science

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume33, number03 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Chris Mooney, a journalist who specializes in science and politics and the author of The Republican War on Science, and Sheril Kirshenbaum, a marine scientist, have teamed up to […]

Faith Path

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume33, number 03 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ SYNOPSIS There are at least six approaches people use in determining what they choose to believe: 1. The RELATIVISTIC FAITH PATH: Truth is what you make it. But relativism […]

The Wisdom of Pixar

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 Films by Pixar Animation Studios are not only entertaining, but also filled with practical wisdom that reflects classical Christian virtues. While not overtly Christian, Pixar consistently draws […]

Is Purgatory a Biblical Concept?

This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the 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 The doctrine of purgatory remains a troubling idea for many Roman Catholics. One bulletin from a local Catholic church included the following: […]

Saying No to Facebook

This article first appeared in the From the Editor column of the 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 I caught your attention with my title, but the point of this editorial is not that we should always say no […]

Is Jesus a Dummy with a Painfully Short Attention Span?

This article first appeared in the Ask Hank column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 02 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org What New Testament critic Bart Ehrman categorizes as one of his “favorite apparent discrepancies” in the Bible would be relatively easy for […]

What’s Wrong with Black Theology?

This article first appeared in the Viewpoints column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 02 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Every Christian is under a biblical mandate to share the gospel with all men and all nations. Along with this mandate, “old” believers […]

U.S. Senator Defends the Book of Mormon

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 02 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The Book of Mormon has been controversial since it was first published by Joseph Smith, Jr., in 1830. Today missionaries from the fourteen-million-member Church of Jesus Christ […]