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Avatar: A Postmodern Pagan Myth

Please tell us on Facebook: What do you think about the movie Avatar? This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume33, number2 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Avatar, the special effects extravaganza movie by James Cameron, has just recently become the number one box-office […]

AVATAR

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume33, number2 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Avatar, the special effects extravaganza movie by James Cameron, has just recently become the number one box-office blockbuster of all time. But more importantly, we live in a global world, […]

God on the Brain

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume33, number 2(2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org. A sure sign that the West has lost its transcendent moorings is its frenetic search for secular God-substitutes: postmodernism, environmentalism, feminism, Darwinism, and many other isms are frequently embraced […]

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 […]

Buddhist and Christian Beliefs

A few months ago my mother sent me a monthly newsletter that the San Jose Buddhist church distributes among its members. My mother thought the major article in the newsletter would prove what she had been saying for nearly 30 years — that the differences between Buddhism and Christianity are insignificant compared to what they […]

Bahai Faith: Bahai-Christian Dialogue

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal Winter/Spring (1989). 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/ One religious group to originate in the past two centuries that has not received enough attention […]

To The Jew First: A Biblical Analysis of the “Two Covenant” Theory of the Atonement

Summary Many Christian and Jewish groups accept a teaching today, first taught by Franz Rosenzweig earlier this century, that there are two separate but equal covenants or ways to God. The New Testament rejects this, asserting that the gospel of Jesus Christ is for all people. The apostle Paul summarized this in his letter to […]

Christian Evangelism: Apologetics and Evangelism

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 26, number 1 (2003). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The next time you have an opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ, think about this: There is no example […]

Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here

This article first appeared in the Practical Apologetics section of the Christian Research Journal, volume 23, number 1 (2000). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Let me ask you a question. Are you absolutely certain that one day those who have died in Christ will be resurrected […]

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: http://www.equip.org 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 […]