New York Times Archive

Experiencing Your Own Unexpected Adventures

When you’re motivated to talk with others about Jesus and you make yourself available for those opportunities, you never know what’s going to happen on what starts out to be an average and routine day. It’s what I call “the unexpected adventure” of the Christian life. At the end of a long day at the […]

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 […]

The Oldest Biblical Text?

In 1835 Joseph Smith, Jr., announced what he thought was the most important discovery in the history of biblical studies. It all began on July 3 when Michael Chandler brought his traveling exhibit of Egyptian mummies and papyri to the small Mormon community of Kirtland, Ohio. After examining the artifacts, Smith announced to his followers […]


 Being that February 12, 2009 was the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, and also this year being the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species, which by the way was sub-titled The Preservation of the Favored Races In the Struggle For Life, I would like to highlight some of […]

Yoga in Everyday Life: Physical Fitness, Workplace, Health Care and Medical Research

Yoga In Sports and Physical Fitness Yoga has become one of America’s most popular exercise regimens for staying fit. Seventy-five percent of health clubs in the United States offer yoga classes.27 Athletes are also increasingly using yoga to limber up for other sports, such as golf. Furthermore, yoga asana competitions, which have long been held […]

Yoga for Kids: Yoga in Schools

The prevailing interpretation of the Second Amendment’s establishment clause as enjoining a strict separation of church and state has resulted in a complete ban of such Christian activities as Bible reading, prayer, and gospel preaching as part of American public school programs. With the religious nature of yoga made clear in part one of this […]

In Defense of Zionism: Hagee’s Mandate for Supporting Israel

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 31, number 4 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: John Hagee is a New York Times best-selling author, prominent televangelist on Trinity Broadcasting Network, and pastor of the 19,000-member Cornerstone Church in San Antonio. In his […]

AIDS: The Ripened Fruit of the Sexual Revolution

Quite a few years have passed since the advent of the sexual revolution in the 1960s, with its promise of “open relationships” and “free love.” And, though the revolution continues to rage on many fronts, we now stand in a position to assess accu­rately and evaluate critically the battle casualties. Consider these alarming national figures: […]