Winter 2012 Winter 2012 Our Polluted Planet David Hulme The whole planet is being assaulted by human beings and human activity. What's the key to our survival? Winter 2012 The Law, the Prophets and the Writings, Part 1 The Book of Origins David Hulme In this issue we begin a new series, on the books that comprise the Old Testament, starting with “the book of origins,” Genesis. Fallen Angels In Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 we read the details of what caused Satan to rebel against God. Winter 2012 Sustainability in a Crowded World Thomas E. Fitzpatrick As the earth’s population hits 7 billion, three newly released books describe the challenges that lie ahead, each addressing relevant issues from a different perspective. Winter 2012 “Mirror, Mirror” Seth Capo In a world where we have many choices as to how we get our news, it’s worth pondering what the media we consume tells us about ourselves, and how it affects the things we come to believe and act on. Winter 2012 How Many Gospels Are There? Peter Nathan How can we be certain that the Gospel accounts are both authentic and authoritative? And what about the number? By whose authority do we have four Gospels? Winter 2012 Parenting: Five Keys to Positive Child Development, Part 3 Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo Gina Stepp As parents we want to help our children become competent decision-makers. What skills are required, and how do parents instill them? Decision-Making: A Personal Responsibility From the beginning of human life on earth, people have been required to make decisions. Winter 2012 Let There Be Dark Dan Cloer Every culture, tribe and religion seems to have its own story about the origins of life and of the universe itself. Today scientists hope to bridge the divides with a unifying story of their own. Landlord or Tenant? The earth seems to have been built specifically with us—all of humankind—in mind. Winter 2012 “I Will Arise”: Charles Dickens and the City Donald Winchester London has changed considerably since Dickens painted cities in general as progenitors of social ill. But are his criticisms still relevant?