From the Publisher
Hard as we may try, we can never guarantee our own security. Still, peace of mind and personal protection in severe trials can be ours.
As the world arms itself with more and more nuclear and conventional weapons, we find ourselves in a continuing pattern of warfare. And that’s just as Jesus said it would be.
Chaos seems to rule everywhere across the globe. Information rains down, but without context we cannot understand and cope. Is there a way to contextualize the onrush of events? Are there filters we can use to separate out the particulars and understand the general?
Albert Einstein said that denaturing plutonium is nothing compared to what it takes to deal with the evil spirit of man—to render it harmless.
This issue of Vision contains our first anthology. As we entered our fifth year of publication, we reviewed all past issues and realized that a number of articles are timely and timeless and could be grouped together for greater meaning.
Many people have attacked the Bible, especially during the past four centuries of Western civilization. Because scholars and scientists have been the main opponents, the validity of the “Book of books” is increasingly doubted. But it was not always so, even when traditional religion was the target.
Several events scheduled for 2014–15 may make a significant difference to life in Europe and around the world.
We know from the record of history that when civilizations do not respect their topsoil, they fail almost without exception.
Like so many problems in the Middle East, the impasse between Israel and the Palestinians has some of its roots in World War I.
Biblically, the setting and lessons of the seven church congregations to which John wrote deliver a powerful reminder that values are worth holding on to, and that compromise never brings lasting reward.