Winter 2019 Winter 2019 What Dictators Have in Common David Hulme Twentieth-century totalitarians shared a number of characteristics. With a new crop of autocrats entering the world stage, learning the lessons of our recent history is vital. Winter 2019 Breaking the Middle East Impasse David Hulme Is there hope for a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian impasse in what some have called “a dangerous neighborhood”? Winter 2019 Weathering Life’s Storms Gina Stepp Bouncing back from traumatic stress requires a lot more than a strong will. Understanding why we don’t all respond the same way is a good place to start. Winter 2019 Is This the Way the World Ends? Dan Cloer Historian Lisa Vox argues for finding a way to address the threats that face us all. It starts, she says, with not condemning others for holding a different worldview. Winter 2019 The Law, the Prophets and the Writings, Part 26 Rejection and Restoration David Hulme In this installment on the Prophets, we look at the lives and messages of Jeremiah and Ezekiel. Prophetic Themes Based in Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28 A number of themes found in the writings of various prophets were first proclaimed by Moses, as this table shows. The Book of Ezekiel in Context A table bringing together dates, prophecies, events and key scriptures relating to the period preceding the conquests of Israel and Judah by Assyria and Babylon. Winter 2019 Ordering Chaos Daniel Tompsett Both Stephen Hawking and Martin Rees have expressed optimism about the role of science and technology in resolving humanity’s overarching questions and problems. Vision reviews their recent books.