Christian Research Journal Archive

The “Family” Quarrel

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume33, number03 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS The definition of family has become one of Christianity’s most controversial doctrines. In a time of international revision of marriage and family roles, widespread acceptance of cohabitation and high […]

Hateful, Vindictive Psalms?

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 O daughter of Babylon, you devastated one, How blessed will be the one who repays you With the recompense with which you have repaid us. How blessed will be […]

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 […]

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 03 (2009). 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/ Romantic love has always stimulated a brisk trade. Belgian chocolates, vintage claret, […]

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 […]

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