Good News Magazine: July - August 1999

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  • by Scott Ashley
Rarely does a day go by when we don't read or hear of a senseless tragedy, a life cut short.
  • by John Miller
The concept of a resurrection to life—a biblical teaching few understand—was no longer an intangible promise from the pages of the Bible. The resurrection suddenly became a real event for me. I saw it for the first time for what it is: a commitment from Jesus Christ Himself.
  • by Gerhard Marx
In recent years major museums have played host to a special exhibition that spotlights pre-Christian Chinese civilization. The most spectacular facet of the exhibit features the concept of the afterlife and to what extent the ancient Chinese tried to ensure their immortality. In an attempt to thwart death, the Chinese, like the Egyptians before them, employed meticulous methods in their quest for...
  • by Howard Davis
What's behind the frightening epidemic of youth violence? The prophet Isaiah envisioned a time when children would oppress their elders. Are we living in those days?
  • by Good News
Some see American children as a generation of rage. Surrounded with materialism, the typical child may look healthy materially—but many are emotionally abandoned to look for meaning in things that destroy the mind and heart.
  • by Good News
To many secular prophets, the gloomy trends of youthful violence are a harbinger of a crisis of biblical proportions.
  • by Noel Hornor
This century has seen astounding scientific and technological advancement. Developments continue to amaze. But is all such advancement a good thing?
  • by Good News
Except for some simpler life forms, nature's method of reproduction is the union of male and female. Cloning is a means of producing offspring without this formality.
  • by Good News
Some artificial-intelligence proponents are certain that, by the end of the 21st century, cyborgs—the merger of humans with their electronic creations—will be reality.
  • by Bruce Gore
If Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams and Benjamin Franklin conceived the framework of a new nation, George Washington navigated it through its greatest crisis. Few know how well he shouldered the heavy task that fell on him in 1775.
  • by John Ross Schroeder, Scott Ashley
Romano Prodi, nominated for president of the European Commission, has called for the creation of a European army as the next logical step in Europe's integration.
  • by Graemme Marshall
Sometimes if you don't say no you can end up hurting yourself. The challenge is in learning to say no without offending others and losing friends.
  • by John Ross Schroeder, Scott Ashley
An Anglican and Roman Catholic joint commission has recognized the pope's overall spiritual authority, depicting the pope as a "gift to be received by all churches."
  • by John Ross Schroeder, Scott Ashley
According to The Sunday Times, Israel's prime minister-elect, Ehud Barak, will push to offer Syria the Golan Heights in return for peace in an important step ending 50 years of hostility between the Jewish state and the Arab world.
  • by David Treybig
"Pick your parents wisely." This saying is offered as sage, although tongue-in-cheek, advice for children. Since parents more than anyone else have the greatest opportunity to influence their children, being blessed with wise parents is a great advantage.