Summer 2012 Summer 2012 Politics as Religion David Hulme From ancient empires to modern totalitarian and democratic governments, religious elements have been present in all the world’s political systems. Summer 2012 The Law, the Prophets and the Writings, Part 3 Different Paths David Hulme In a continuing study of Genesis, we trace the biblical record from Nimrod and the Tower of Babel to Abraham and the start of the Patriarchal Age. Summer 2012 Trust Revisited Thomas E. Fitzpatrick References to a supreme Being are common in American culture. Even the nation’s currency proclaims, “In God We Trust.” How did this come to be? Summer 2012 Paul and the Colossians’ Critics Peter Nathan Identifying the troublemakers in Colossians 2 has challenged scholars for centuries. Are we any closer today to resolving “the Colossian controversy”? Summer 2012 “In the Image and Likeness of God” Dan Cloer Vision interviews sociologist Steve Fuller, who argues that the fact of science—our ability to dissect and understand our world—is based on the faith that a Creator exists. Summer 2012 Parenting: Five Keys to Positive Child Development, Part 5 Raising Well-Connected Kids Gina Stepp One of parenthood’s great challenges is teaching children to display active concern for others. How can parents encourage their kids to be helpful, caring and inclusive? The Path to Right Behavior Children are at the height of mental plasticity; thus mental and social habits that are set early will have life-long effects. Summer 2012 Who Is the Old Testament God? Brian Orchard Throughout much of Christendom, the enduring image of the Old Testament God is of an angry, vengeful being. But the Bible itself paints a very different picture. Summer 2012 God of Anger or God of Love? Brian Orchard What kind of God does the Bible portray? Vision reviews three books on the subject.