Premier Issue, 1999 Premier Issue, 1999 Five Words David Hulme The ability to focus beyond immediate circumstances is an elusive gift. Both are aspects of good vision. But from where does this vision come? Premier Issue, 1999 Shaping the Age to Come Steven D. Andrews Democratic values and the free market are dominant ideologies today. What are the responsibilities that come with the free choice inherent in these philosophies? Global Economics and Community Is it not true that we are faced with an inhuman, selfish and greedy economic system of greater proportions than ever before in history? Premier Issue, 1999 A 20th-Century Retrospective John Meakin The 20th century was one of stark contrasts. Its technology brought vast improvements but also devastating wars and genocide. Why such a dichotomy? Making Sense of the 20th Century The Bible, God's instruction book for the beings He created, provides a vital perspective on early human history and can help us make sense of the modern world. Premier Issue, 1999 Journey to the Center of Jules Verne Edwin Stepp Jules Verne excited his readers with tales of adventures made possible by technology. But A recent discovery offers insight into his personal views. Premier Issue, 1999 A Pulpit of Preconceived Ideas David Hulme Modern scholars are reexamining the history of the early Christians and are finding that the first followers were much more Judaic than was formerly thought. Who Was Marcion? Marcion taught an irreconcilable dualism between gospel and law, between Christianity and Judaism. Premier Issue, 1999 Jerusalem on Fire A rare reproduction of a lost oil painting titled The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans Under the Command of Titus, A.D. 70 by David Roberts. Premier Issue, 1999 Jesus Christ: The Myth and the Reality Peter Nathan Like most historical accounts, the story of Jesus Christ comes down to us surrounded with legend and inaccuracy. What does the biblical record reveal? Premier Issue, 1999 Charles Darwin and Natural Selection Wilf Hey Surprisingly, Charles Darwin may never have intended his idea of natural selection to replace God or religion. Premier Issue, 1999 Albert Einstein: Father of Relativity, Not Relativism Wilf Hey Albert Einstein is perhaps the most famous scientist of the 20th century, best known for the Special and General Theories of Relativity. Premier Issue, 1999 Karl Marx: Failed Solution to Capitalism’s Excesses Wilf Hey Marx believed that the rules of culture and government in general are formulated primarily to suppress the poorer classes and should be forcibly abandoned. Premier Issue, 1999 Sigmund Freud: Psychoanalysis and Sexual Repression Wilf Hey Sigmund Freud's message is largely responsible for the unwillingness of so many today to see themselves as accountable for their actions and personal problems. Premier Issue, 1999 Intelligent Designs John C. Anderson Vision reviews books by Michael J. Behe, Michael J. Denton and William Dembski which discuss the challenges posed to Darwin's theory of evolution. Premier Issue, 1999 The Bible: Who Needs It? Wilf Hey Some have given their lives for it while others have tried to burn it to extinction. By any standard this is no ordinary book. Is the Bible Trustworthy? Those who have known the Scriptures have come to rely on them—to trust the Bible. Why? Premier Issue, 1999 Is It the End of Everything? David Hulme Publisher David Hulme explores what Jesus had to say about the end of the age and when it would come.