Summer 2009 Summer 2009 Is Democracy the Guarantee? David Hulme Recent interviews by David Hulme emphasize the disturbing truth that humanity has no sure protection against the rise of totalitarianism. Summer 2009 The New Testament: Rightly Divided or Torn Apart? David Hulme It is generally thought that the various New Testament writers were divided in what they believed and taught. Do their writings bear this out? Peter and Jude Selected verses from Jude and 2 Peter demonstrate some of the parallel teachings and similar linguistic expressions of these two New Testament writers. Summer 2009 A New Earth Dan Cloer Our planet shows increasing signs of succumbing to our assault. There are many ideas on fixing the problem, but the solution lies close to home. Vexing Verbs God has allowed humankind dominance of the Earth, but the situation we find ourselves in was not the path intended. What is our intended relationship to the Earth? Summer 2009 From Globalization to Global Peace? Brian Orchard The idea that global peace can be achieved through world government has a long history. But how realistic is this hope? Risk 1: The Moral Dilemma The European "process model" of governing carries two troublesome risks. The first is a moral dilemma: where does a secular society look when setting moral boundaries? Risk 2: Vulnerability to Tyranny The European “process model” of governing carries two troublesome risks. The first is a moral dilemma. The second is its vulnerability to tyranny. Summer 2009 The Apostles, Part 15 What Kind of People Should You Be? David Hulme The apostle Peter wrote a second letter to the early Church just before his death. And like other New Testament writings, its message is timeless. Jude's Letter Jude says he is the brother of James, likely the one called the brother of Jesus, author of the book of James. Jude was one of the other sons of Joseph and Mary. Summer 2009 Who Wants to Live Forever? Martin Coates Aging and death are part of life—or are they? Science is telling us that it may soon be possible to extend life indefinitely. But is that what we really want? Summer 2009 A Forever Question and Challenge Gina Stepp In his semi-retirement from a long career focusing on outer space, scientist Robert Nathan is focusing on how humans can extend their life on earth. Summer 2009 The Birth of a Legend Peter Nathan The idea that the apostle Peter lived and died in Rome took on a life of its own after his death. Vision retraces Peter’s legendary rise to power.