Christian Research Journal Archive

Witnessing to People in the Occult

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number 5(2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org. Christians often feel like strangers to anything or anyone involved with the occult. Traveling to the strange world of the occult understandably may be intimidating, even for those brave […]

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

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume33, number 1(2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org. In 1934, the Rev. Michael King, Sr., changed his name to Martin Luther King in honor of Martin Luther, the German Protestant reformer. Luther took on the powerful Roman […]

How It Used to Be

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number5 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The chair of the Religion Department at Boston University, Stephen Prothero, begins his shocking exposé of the religious ignorance of the American public with a poignant paradox, namely, that […]

Expelled: Required Viewing for All Students of Life

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number5 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The intersection between mainstream science and the intelligent design movement displays some of the nastiest forms of nonviolent persecution presently occurring. Had Phillip Johnson, William Dembski, Michael Behe, Guillermo […]

A Kinder, Fuzzier Atheism

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number5 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Recent literature advocating atheism has not been noted for cordiality. Works by Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Richard Dawkins offer pugnacious, if not particularly well-informed, critiques of religious belief. […]

Addressing the Problem of Evil

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume32, number4 (2009). One of the toughest challenges to the rationality of the Christian worldview is the existence of so much evil. We struggle to explain and cope with evils due to human agency (theft, rape, murder, racism) and evils due […]

A Reconsideration of Romantic Love

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 32, number 3-A (2009). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Romantic love has always stimulated a brisk trade. Belgian chocolates, vintage claret, redolent bouquets, designer clothes, and weekend getaways have never come cheaply. But contemporary society differs […]

Joel’s Army Marches on

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 32, number 03 (2009). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org. As this age comes to a close and the world enters its most trying times, the Church and her message are going to change….There will be an […]

Reformed Theology Resurgence

Many young evangelicals today are embracing Reformed theology, to the extent that Time magazine has ranked it number three on its list of ten ideas that are changing the world. Igniting the new passion for Calvinism are notable Christian leaders such as John Piper, Mark Driscoll, and Albert Mohler. Signs of this Reformed revival include […]

Ghosts for the Atheist

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume32, number3 (2009). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org In an essay responding to a debate on the existence of God, Dallas Willard uses the phrase, “ontologically haunted universe,” adding, “It is haunted by unnerving possibilities.”1 Willard suggests […]