Good News Magazine: January - February 1999

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  • by Scott Ashley
We greet the dawn of a new year with excitement and enthusiasm. A new year brings new opportunities, an occasion for a fresh start. We imagine all sorts of new possibilities.
  • by John Ross Schroeder
"... The twentieth century has been less a century to celebrate than one to survive. And as it draws to a close with threats to our continued existence multiplying both in scale and number—so that to add to the evils of overpopulation, possible nuclear warfare and famine, we face a new catalogue of environmental hazards and a legion of new microbial foes." —Marina Benjamin, Living at the End of...
  • by Gary Petty
Why do so many problems seem to defy solution? Why isn't government effective at preventing and solving our longstanding problems?
  • by Gary Petty
The Bible contains hundreds of prophecies about God's Kingdom, which Jesus Christ will establish when He returns to earth. And what a kingdom it will be! Notice a few of the major prophetic themes from the Bible regarding the Kingdom:
  • by John Ross Schroeder
"It has never happened before, and it will probably never happen again. No technical hitch has ever been so pervasive, so expensive, or so potentially damaging as the failure of many of the world's computer systems to understand the difference between dates in this century and the next." —The Economist
  • by John Ross Schroeder
Speculating on the events of the morning of Jan. 1, 2000, is everyone's business. It's that serious. The passing of just one day on the calendar has the potential to wreak chaos on the world.
  • by John Ross Schroeder
"Behold I will do a new thing" (Isaiah 43:19). The biblical book of Isaiah is a true literary classic, with words, phrases and images that leap across the centuries to our day. But what is this book all about? Does this ancient message have relevance for us today?
  • by John Ross Schroeder, Scott Ashley
Almost half of American teens have stolen, and most admit to cheating and lying, according to a survey of middle—and high-school students. At the same time most also say that "good character" is important.