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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 Apologetics is biblical. That’s why it should play a foundational role in the ministry of the local church. However, here are five additional reasons apologetics should be a […]

The 2012 Elections: Five Questions for Pro-Life Advocates

Subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL and Be Equipped in Doctrine, Discernment, and Defense! Your subscription of six issues to the award-winning magazine, the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, brings in-depth feature articles, book reviews, and evangelism tips right to your door. The JOURNAL digs deep to reveal the truth in today’s most difficult and controversial issues. […]

Two More Conundrums Bart Ehrman Just Can’t Resolve

This article first appeared in the Ask Hank column of the Christian Research Journal, volume33, number03 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Continuing my examination of Bart Ehrman’s “problems with the Bible,”1 he is perplexed about the number of animals Noah took with him on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]