Navigating the Third Wave (January 1999) According to the experts, human society experienced two major ages—the Agricultural and the Industrial—and is entering its third, the Information Age. This Third Wave promises to cause major changes in the way humans live. How well will we navigate this Third Wave?
God and the Environment (February 1999) Environmental concerns are a top priority to many people these days, and some environmentalists fell Christians are a chief cause of ecological ruin. Is God concerned with the environment? How should Christians approach environmental issues?
A Time to Mourn, A Time to Laugh (March 1999) The Bible contains an apparent paradox in its teaching on the subjects of laughter and mourning. Solomon's "a time to laugh; a time to mourn" (Ecclesiastes 3:4-5) provides the proper perspective on these opposite emotions. In the right measure at the right time, they both provide wonderful benefits.
Fooling with the Code (April 1999) The double helix of deoxyribonucleic acid, better known as DNA, is the molecular basis of heredity. Scientists have made great strides in manipulating DNA to produce new forms of natural organisms. How close are they to creating totally new forms of life? What does God think about these "advances"?
Evening of an Empire (May 1999) It was once said that "the sun never sets on the British empire," but a different kind of darkness has fallen on Britain. True to biblical prophecy, the once Great Britian is showing undeniable signs of decay.
By Grace...Not Race (June 1999) Though God chose Israel to be His people, salvation is not limited to them. The New Covenant opens salvation to the Gentiles--to people of all races, ethnicities and nations. Paul writes, "By grace you have been saved" (Ephesians 2:5) - not by race!
Blessed Are the Peacemakers (July 1999) The dove is a universal symbol of peace, and as Christians, we are to be actively making peace in all our relationships. Peacemaking begins with our relationship with God and extends to our families and brethren.
Preparing for Y2K (August 1999) Only five months remain until the year 2000. Are you prepared for this fixed date? More importantly, are you prepared for Christ's return? Though we do not know the day or the hour, it too, is unalterable and coming soon!
Rebuilding the Wall (September-October 1999) People build walls for many reasons. One of these is to keep undesirable things out, providing a defense for those inside. Is God your fortress? Do you have a spiritual wall around your family? Are you helping to rebuild the church's wall?
The Century of the Child (November 1999) The twentieth century, dubbed "the Century of the Child" by child development experts, has witnessed great strides in child protection. However, the child-training methods urged on the public has eroded parental authority, producing tremendous social problems. Having shunned God's ways, America has only reaped what it has sown.
Purging the Rumor Bug (December 1999) Nothing seems to destroy unity more in a relationship, family, organization, or church faster than a choice rumor. Though God forbids talebearing, it is a constant problem because human nature cannot seem to resist spreading dirt about others. As Christians we must show love by covering other's sins and thereby purge the rumor bug.
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