Good News Magazine: March - April 2004

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  • by Scott Ashley
An editorial note from Scott Ashley
  • by Scott Ashley
The making, content and release of the new movie The Passion of the Christ has been surrounded by controversy. Regrettably, this takes away from a central question-which is, where do we personally fit in the story?
  • by Darris McNeely
Do we have the complete story of Jesus Christ's life and death? For centuries alternative ideas have circulated as to whether Jesus was who the Gospels say He was. The Da Vinci Code, a hugely popular best-selling book, dramatizes one of these stories. What is the truth? Can we know for sure?
  • by Melvin Rhodes
President Bush recently declared America's commitment to democracy in the Middle East. But democracy there and in other regions has not had much success. There are solid reasons for this failure.
  • by Good News
Other parts of the story reaffirm Christ was raised on a Saturday evening, not Sunday morning.
  • by Gary Petty
Can forensic scientists discover what Jesus looked like 2,000 years later? Their conclusions, and what the Bible says, might be surprising.
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
The American military is planning a major restructuring to better meet 21st-century terrorist threats with flexible rapid reaction units. Included in the implementation of this major reassessment, "the United States plans to withdraw its heavy armoured formations [tanks] from Germany next year [2005], in the largest reshaping of the European military landscape since the end of the Cold War" (The...
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
In terms of dress, conversation, books, TV programs and movies, foreigners would be hard pressed to tell Americans and Canadians apart. And yet on certain issues like gay marriage, drug use and abuse and even church attendance, according to an International Herald Tribune feature article, "a chasm has opened up on social issues that go to the heart of fundamental values" (Dec. 3, 2003).
  • by Mike Bennett
Jesus Christ surprised His disciples—and possibly many of us as well— by praising a seemingly wasteful act. Why did He put such emphasis on it?