Population Trends in Asia (Part One): Charting Ups and Downs

CGG Weekly by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

Three events are taking place in Asia with an intensity never before witnessed in human history—at least not since the Flood. How might they affect us?


Population Trends in Asia (Part Three): Lots of Puppy-dog Tails

CGG Weekly by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

In many traditional societies, boys are favored over girls; female infanticide is nothing new. However, ultrasound and cheap abortions have made it easier.


Population Trends in Asia (Part Two): The Graying of Asia

CGG Weekly by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

Only a catastrophe of biblical proportions could forestall the tendency for Asia's populations to age substantially between now and 2025.


The Zeitgeist of Suicide (Part Three): Answers That Miss the Mark

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

The numbers do not lie—birthrates are declining. But what are governments planning to do about this imminent problem? Charles Whitaker examines the two main proposals, concluding that both are wrongheaded. Sidebars address why demography is important and the work of two famous demographers, Thomas Malthus and Paul Ehrlich.


A Threat in Central Asia

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We would be wise to keep an eye on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization over the next few years.


The Pragmatic Japanese

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Nations are composed of people, and people are driven by self-interest. Japan, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean yet not far from rival nations on the mainland, has a history of abrupt changes in policy when the geopolitical situation alters against their self-interests. Richard Ritenbaugh explains why the current state of the …


The Money Has Failed! (Part One)

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, claiming that economists often refer to Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe because it portrays a lone man facing a scarcity in economic goods without any means of exchange of value, suggests that one in such a situation will prioritize his needs in a hierarchy of value. In a world of limited resources, a person …


Globalism (Part Two): The Tents of Shem

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Globalism is a fact of our age, but what ideas undergird it? Most of globalism's underlying principles have their origins in the Israelitish peoples.


Going Nuclear

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Do not be distracted by the antics of rogue states, as they are somewhat predictable. The trick is not to miss the elephant in the living room.


The Money Has Failed! (Part Two)

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, describing the nefarious plan of the world's banking institutions to pull nations into a cashless society, suggests that these institutions have accomplished their goals incrementally, by eliminating larger banknotes, as well as restricting how much cash can be used on a single purchase, or limiting the amount of …


The Insatiable Seizing

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

The American family farm has become an endangered institution as business interests purchase parcels of land as investments, driving up prices.


Globalism (Part Seven): The Countertide Rolls In

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Even though the march of globalism seems irresistible, the pendulum has swung and tribalism is rearing its head in many parts of the globe.


Prepare

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

John Reid, reflecting on Paul Kennedy's book Preparing For The Twenty First Century, based on the Malthusian thesis that the exponential growth of population (especially in the have-not nations) is greater than the earth's capacity (even with technology) to sustain it. As the population increases, reckless exploitation of the …


Prophets and Prophecy (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John the Baptist fulfilled the prophecy of the 'Elijah to come.' We must apply duality of prophecy carefully and cautiously rather than indiscriminately.


Where Did The Original Apostles Go?

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

The Scriptures are largely silent about the exploits of the apostles other than Paul. We have only general comments concerning their spheres of activities.


Radical Hinduism

'WorldWatch' by Charles Whitaker

News, events, and trends from a prophetic perspective for August 2004: "Radical Hinduism"