Spring 2009 Spring 2009 Who Will Save Us? David Hulme History teaches some sad lessons about leaders who set themselves up as political saviors, harnessing religion for political gain. Spring 2009 Politics and Religion, Politics As Religion David Hulme Vision publisher David Hulme discusses politics and religion—and politics as religion—with Italian author and historian Emilio Gentile. Spring 2009 Capitalism: Unknown Ideal? Dan Cloer On the heels of extensive government intervention in economies around the world, Ayn Rand is making a comeback. Is her philosophy really the answer? The Give Way The book of Acts declares, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” As it turns out, benevolence—looking out for the needs of others—offers tangible benefits. Spring 2009 Ayn Rand: Fantasyland Dan Cloer It’s unusual to find someone who not only retains his or her early views but builds a whole superstructure of philosophical meaning atop them. Ayn Rand was such a person. Spring 2009 Mortally Wounded? Steven D. Andrews The current financial crisis reveals that humanity has been here before. And we’ll be here again, unless we start taking a fundamentally different approach. Where Does Money Come From? The actual process of money creation occurs in depository institutions, principally commercial banks. The Basket of Summer Fruit Today buyers and sellers do not trust each other, and the economic activity essential for civil order and prosperity has all but stopped for many nations. Spring 2009 The Apostles, Part 14 Called, Chosen, Faithful David Hulme The apostle Peter’s life is a study in how much a person can change. His writings offer advice as applicable today as when he wrote them. Spring 2009 Teen Pregnancy: The Tangled Web Gina Stepp Statistics say very little about how to address the complex problem of teen pregnancy. What are the issues, and what can parents do to help? Teach Them Diligently Ideally, parents would be talking with one another about their values, instilling confidence that they will be mutually supportive as they pass them on to their children. Spring 2009 Teens, Parents, and Teen Parents Gina Stepp Vision interviews Bill Albert, chief program officer for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, on the importance of healthy relationships. Stork Realities As parents and teachers know (but many teens don’t), parenthood is not all fun and games and cuddly babies who chortle happily in their prams. Spring 2009 Life Without Children: The New Generation Gap Thomas E. Fitzpatrick American and British researchers have identified several indicators that child care now occupies less of the average adult’s lifetime than in past decades.