Where do you turn for trustworthy information in today’s world of sound bites and sensationalized news? The average person is bombarded by literally thousands of messages every day from the ever-expanding and fragmented media. How is it possible to sort through the noisy clutter? Is it possible to make sense of so many conflicting voices?
Vision's goal is to challenge readers to examine the historical and philosophical origins of today’s issues. Here you will find articles from our quarterly international print journal, as well as articles and interviews unique to the Web site. Through in-depth examinations of current social and moral issues, Vision studies how to find direction and peace of mind in our complex age.
While Vision.org focuses on current issues, it is not primarily a news site. Our mission is to give our readers a deeper understanding about why humanity wrestles with certain common problems. In doing so, we affirm our commitment to accuracy and to honest treatment of the facts concerning every issue we explore. We are dedicated to presenting the subjects we address in a thorough, objective and balanced way.
What makes Vision.org truly unique, however, is that it examines these topics through the wisdom of an ancient source—the Bible—while also working to avoid preconceived notions about what that source actually says. We believe that the principles contained in that book are still relevant and can be applied to help solve the global, national and personal conflicts that we face. We do not proselytize or promote conversion to any specific denomination or religious belief. Our only goal is to reestablish the Bible as a credible voice in the discussion of ideas. We hope you benefit from what you read, hear and see on this site, and we look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions.
“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried”
– G. K. Chesterton
Vision.org is dedicated to highlighting the challenges that face society today. We examine and research the complex social, moral and philosophical issues of our world from a biblical and historical perspective. Our aim is to bring insight and knowledge through this research, and to present the Bible as a credible source of solutions to the problems humanity faces in the 21st century. In so doing, we neither proselytize nor promote any social or political agenda. Our message is simple: it is one of hope for a better world to come.
WHO'S BEHIND VISION?
Vision.org is sponsored and funded by the Church of God, an International Community, a nondenominational organization based in Pasadena, California. But the Church does not intend this site to convert readers to its beliefs, nor do we use it to solicit membership. We offer it only as a viewpoint in the broader discussion of ideas. The Church also has no social or political agenda and does not attempt to influence the political process in any country where it operates. More about the Church of God, an International Community.
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If you were particularly moved by an article, whether positively or negatively, please take the time to tell the author. Your feedback is very helpful. At the bottom of each article is an “E-mail the Author” button. Click on it and jot down your comments or questions. Each article at Vision.org represents hours and hours of study and research by its author. Only a fraction of the information that an author considers during the writing process finds its way into the finished articles, and deciding which bits have to be edited out is a difficult task. Needless to say, questions arise from readers about the material, and our authors would love to share additional information, including links to resources that further inform the subject.
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We welcome your help to make Vision.org a better site. Please take time to tell us what you would like to see on the site. Which subjects would you like to see addressed? What questions do you have about the subjects we are addressing? Who do you think would make a good interview for Vision.org? What books have you come across that we could review or that would make an interesting article subject? What can we do better? And please let us know if you find mistakes.
Vision.org has a companion print version to which you can subscribe. Vision is a high-quality, four-color international journal and is printed quarterly. It's free of charge, but it is not inexpensive. If you are content to read it online, we appreciate you doing so. But not everyone has online access, and we don’t want to leave anyone out. As our resources grow, we will expand the print circulation of Vision. In the meantime, you can help us provide it to more people by requesting a gift subscription for a friend or associate. Some of our subscribers have asked about making a donation so that we can increase our circulation around the world. Just click here to see how you can donate for this purpose. Please specify on your donation that you want it to go to building the circulation of Vision, and your contribution will be used for that sole purpose.
Vision.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational materials to help all people lead a more fulfilling life. Our goal is to examine the issues we all face and to show that there are solutions to the problems confronting us, whether those problems are on a global, national, local or individual level. We believe that education, knowledge and understanding, especially on a spiritual level, are key to facing these problems positively and successfully. We want our message to provide the hope and comfort that no matter how difficult life is, peace of mind can still be achieved.
THE CHURCH OF GOD, AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
The Church of God, an International Community, a nondenominational organization based in Pasadena, California, traces its roots to Sabbatarian believers in 17th-century Europe, and before that to the first-century Christian church at Jerusalem. Accordingly the Church endeavors to uphold the original practice and teachings of Jesus Christ and His followers. The Church of God has members around the world and offices in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, the Philippines, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
As part of its mission, the Church places great emphasis on taking care of its members, providing them with spiritual guidance and support. Its goal is to provide a community where all those who commit to the ideals and values of the organization can grow in grace and knowledge and develop godly character.
The Church publishes the quarterly Vision, which examines, from a biblical and historical perspective, the complex social, moral and philosophical issues facing the world today. It aims to present the Bible as a credible source of solutions to the problems the world faces. In doing so, it challenges many teachings of traditional Christianity, maintaining that its churches have forgotten Christianity’s roots and ignored much of Jesus Christ’s belief, practice and teaching.
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