Summer 2017

Sunspots and Blind Spots

David Hulme

In the face of mounting threats to humanity’s continued existence on Earth, scientists are proposing various solutions. But they all seem to be overlooking one fundamental problem.

 

X-Risks and Human Destiny

David Hulme

In an age when human survival seems to be hanging in the balance, cosmologist Martin Rees speculates on our collective future.

 

Rebuilding Babel: The Megacities of China

Donald Winchester

China’s ambitious urbanization program stands out in today’s world. But a Renaissance painting offers a surprising warning against overreach. Can our cities fail?

 

Bursting the Post-Truth Bubbles

Daniel Tompsett

We live at the dawn of a new “Enlightenment.” Only this one has little to do with reason and rationalism.

The Law, the Prophets and the Writings, Part 21

Is There No God in Israel?

David Hulme

The ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah continue their descent into idol worship as they stray ever farther from their God.

Child's Play

H. David Trujillo Jr.

What kind of future can we look forward to if war becomes indistinguishable from a game?

Get Over Yourself

Gina Stepp

We’re all egocentric by nature. In the interest of healthy relationships, here’s how to overcome this destructive human tendency.