Summer 2008 Summer 2008 What We Watch David Hulme Many people believe that we can watch anything and everything to no ill effect. But is this true? Summer 2008 Triumph and Tragedy in the Middle East David Hulme When Ben-Gurion proclaimed the State of Israel on May 14, 1948, he likely did not envisage how long the conflict with the Arab world would persist. The Founders and Foundations of Zionist Thinking Broadly speaking, Israeli political philosophy follows two main schools of thought: political Zionism and revisionist Zionism. Theodor Herzl: Founding Father of Zionism In 1896 Theodor Herzl published The Jewish State (Der Judenstaat), the basis for his reputation as the father of political Zionism. Summer 2008 David Ben-Gurion: For the Love of Zion David Hulme Zionist ideology formed the core of David Ben-Gurion’s identity. From his youth, the importance of settlement in the land was central to his views. Summer 2008 Russia’s Identity Crisis Donald Winchester Russia’s struggle for national identity sheds light on our own need to know who we are and what’s expected of us. Summer 2008 Building Resilience in a Turbulent World Gina Stepp Vision explores what it takes to build resilience for robust emotional health in an increasingly turbulent world. Summer 2008 The Apostles, Part 11 Journeys’ End David Hulme As the apostle Paul’s life draws to a close, he continues to demonstrate his sincere concern for those under his care and for those who will carry on his ministry. Summer 2008 The Man Who Would Cheat Death and Rule the Universe David F. Lloyd China’s First Emperor, of the short-lived Qin dynasty, had extravagant ambitions—not only for his earthly life but for the afterlife he anticipated. Summer 2008 Was Peter Ever in Rome? Peter Nathan Vision examines the evidence for the teaching that the apostle Peter spent time in the capital of the Roman Empire and founded the church there.