The world of politics and international relations is convoluted enough to make the mind swim. Geopolitics is perhaps the most conservative method of making some sense of the interaction of nations. Richard Ritenbaugh provides examples of applied geopolitics, as well as a warning of its shortcomings.
Recently, a highly placed Chinese official made a point of telling the U.S. Treasury Secretary that China is no threat to the United States. Richard Ritenbaugh shows why this may be true—for now.
December 1, 2009, saw the European Union become an official federal state, created by the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty by the EU's 27 member states. David Grabbe analyzes the ramifications of an EU with the power and authority to act as a cohesive whole—if it indeed acts in a united fashion.
The United States has been blessed with more than ideal geography, but also with mostly peaceful neighbors. Yet, the latter may be changing. David Grabbe examines the current conditions in Mexico, explaining that the drug cartels' increasing power may be driving the nation toward becoming a "failed state."
In this sermon, Charles Whitaker focuses on the marvelous opportunities for young people in God's church who find themselves on the threshold of God's Millennium, a time population growth will take place in abundant prosperity brought about by creative God-inspired technology, refashioning and terraforming the entire eco-system. …
The epicenter of current globalism is Israel, specifically Manasseh. Today, 'globalization is made in America.'
The King of the South (Daniel 11:40) might be a confederation of Arabic/Islamic nations continually at war with the people of Israel.
The Bible declares where scattered Israel is not, as well as giving clues where the various tribes have settled on the modern map of the world.
We we follow God's patterns, Jerusalem becomes the likely location of the Garden of Eden and the likely location for the future, heavenly Jerusalem.
Abraham came from a civilization in Mesopotamia that was highly advanced in science, including calculus and chemistry, and having indoor running water.
John Ritenbaugh focuses upon the topic of the resurrection of the dead (and the capacity of the earth to sustain the combined populations of all who have ever lived), examining pertinent scriptures on the resurrections. The scriptures suggest that massive land reclamation and landscaping efforts (coupled with dramatic climate …