Fall 2007 Fall 2007 Thy Kingdom Come . . . David Hulme In his book Jesus of Nazareth, Pope Benedict XVI gives his understanding of Jesus after a lifelong theological study. Is it consistent with the biblical record? Fall 2007 Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 11 The Final False Messiah David Hulme Historically, would-be saviors who promised peace and prosperity failed to deliver. Can any human being or form of government ultimately deliver us or bring salvation? Fall 2007 Are Fathers Necessary? Jerry de Gier Are fathers necessary? Based on the statistics, loving, engaged and committed fathers are perhaps more important than ever before. What’s a Mother to Do? Of all the difficulties single mothers face, their most distressing one may involve coming to grips with the current understanding about fathers. Fall 2007 The Lost Relationship: Fathers and Daughters Gina Stepp Vision’s Gina Stepp interviews psychologist Linda Nielsen about her book Embracing Your Father: Build the Relationship You Always Wanted With Your Dad. Fall 2007 Material Facts From a Nonmaterialist Perspective David Hulme David Hulme explores the question “What Makes Us Human?” from the generally overlooked perspective of the ancient Hebrew Scriptures. Fall 2007 Getting Past the Big Bang, Part 2: Alternative Views Dan Cloer We now possess the means of exploring many of the great questions of our place in the universe. But will we find the answers we’re looking for? Theory or Sleight of Hand? The term “theory” in science is lavished only on ideas that appear to have predictive power. But is this like performing a magician's secret-number trick? Fall 2007 The Apostles, Part 9 A Dangerous Voyage David Hulme The prisoner Paul makes his way to Rome for a hearing before the famous Nero. But what might appear to be the end of the story is really just another beginning. Fall 2007 Christmas: Does It Matter? Brian Orchard It’s generally acknowledged that the second-most important festival of the Christian calendar has no biblical support. Most people shrug that off as irrelevant, but is it? Fall 2007 Just Who Is Santa Claus? Alice Abler By working backward through history, we find that Santa Claus has been with us in various guises for thousands of years.