Winter 2010 Winter 2010 A Sustaining Vision David Hulme A recent trip to Africa, visiting members of the Church of God around Lake Victoria, emphasized the subtle interplay between giving and receiving. Winter 2010 The Violent Heart David Hulme The story of humanity is in large part the story of animosity and violence. What is it about people that leads them to treat one another as adversaries? Winter 2010 Holes in the Net Dan Cloer Sir John Polkinghorne talks to Vision’s Dan Cloer about some of the deficiencies of science without religion. Winter 2010 The Descent of Darwinism Dan Cloer How did Darwin’s theory of natural selection and survival of the fittest become today’s dominant worldview? Winter 2010 Cupid’s Disheartening Past Alice Abler Despite his perpetually youthful appearance, Cupid is no neophyte. History shows that this veteran Valentine has been plying his trade since ancient times. Cultic Convergence The title and image of the Queen of Heaven persist in popular religious tradition. Ancient pagan images took on new connotations as traditions were assimilated. Winter 2010 The Apostles, Part 17 John: Apostle of Love and Light David Hulme A closer look at the Gospel and letter written by the apostle John reveals some of the changes taking place in the late-first-century church. Winter 2010 Family Violence Gina Stepp What causes families to self-destruct, and how can the greater community help couples solve relationship problems and perhaps even prevent family violence? Winter 2010 2012: The End of the World (Yet Again)? Peter Nathan Fear of an impending apocalypse has been with us for thousands of years. Why do people tend to get so caught up in each new prediction? Turning the World Upside-Down In Clive Cussler’s sensational 2005 novel, the author imagined the end of the world as the result of a business transaction gone very wrong. Winter 2010 Listening to God Winfried Fritz Most believers recognize the value of prayer—speaking to God. But what about the other half of communicating with the Creator—listening to Him?