Winter 2007

Insight: Bringing Back Character

Bringing Back Character

David Hulme

It has become increasingly difficult to maintain individual standards of morality and character, and to teach our children why morality matters.

Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 7b: Dictators' Downfall
Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 7b

Dictators’ Downfall

David Hulme

Hitler and Mussolini exuded messianic pretensions even before they came to power, and later willingly accepted the divinity their adoring publics granted them.

Down to Slavery

Down to Slavery

Bill Butler

The year 2007 marks the 200th anniversary of Britain and America outlawing human trafficking. Yet the slave trade is a flourishing reality.

On Abolishing Slavery (Again)

On Abolishing Slavery (Again)

Bill Butler

Kevin Bales, author of Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy, is considered the world’s leading expert on modern day slavery.

A Painful Secret

A Painful Secret

Rebecca Sweat

Elder abuse is a growing problem everywhere, according to the World Health Organization and other agencies. Why is it so prevalent, and what can be done about it?

The Apostles, Part 6: At the Center of the Greek World
The Apostles, Part 6

At the Center of the Greek World

David Hulme

The apostle Paul arrives in the ancient cities of Athens and Corinth. How he approaches his respective audiences is in itself enlightening.

Give Sorrow More than Words 

Give Sorrow More Than Words 

Gina Stepp

How can we use the discoveries of neuroscience to help those who are grieving avoid the pitfalls that often lead to depression?

Happiness: The Means or the End?

Happiness: The Means or the End?

David F. Lloyd

Happiness is a fairly new area of research. What can we learn about this elusive quality and how to attain it? Are there keys to happiness?