Good News Magazine: May - June 2005

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In This Issue

  • by Mario Seiglie
As scientists explore a new universe—the universe inside the cell—they are making startling discoveries of information systems more complex than anything ever devised by humanity's best minds. How did they get there, and what does it mean for the theory of evolution?
  • by Les McCullough
During the great age of exploration, visionary men sailed uncharted waters and discovered new lands. Today God issues a great challenge to us. Are you willing to take Him up on His challenge to you?
  • by Melvin Rhodes
Much of Europe has long chafed at the United States' global preeminence. In recent decades Europe has dreamed of a European superpower to challenge U.S. dominance—now coming to fruition in the European Union. Three recent books help explain European thinking and resentment toward the United States, and Bible prophecy shows where it will ultimately lead.
  • by John Ross Schroeder
John Paul II lived in momentous times. He saw Eastern Europe freed from the shackles of communism and the European Union coming together to form a potential new superpower to eventually challenge the United States. He would personally impact these benchmark events.
  • by Darris McNeely
Pope Benedict XVI will have large shoes to fill as he follows in the footsteps of John Paul II. And follow in them he will, as he has long been thought to be John Paul II's favorite to succeed him.
  • by Gary Petty
It's ironic that while some Christians vehemently defend the posting of the Ten Commandments, many other Christians believe that these laws have no application to modern Christianity.
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
Columnist Andrew Sullivan of The Sunday Times wrote about "a looming global superpower fight between China and the US over oil supplies." He further mentioned that "a USA Today poll found 58% of Americans saying that higher petrol [gasoline] prices were eating into their standard of living."
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
An American evangelist generated an unusual gathering of clerics from three faiths—Christianity, Islam and Judaism—to oppose an international WorldPride gay festival in Jerusalem planned for August (The New York Times, March 31). The festival's intent is to generate worldwide publicity for the gay-rights cause in the Holy City, home to three great religious traditions.
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
For decades astronomers have suspected that planets orbiting around stars are present all over the universe—not just in our own solar system. In recent years something like 150 planets have been detected indirectly by scientific measurements of movements and light emissions emanating from the affected stars.
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
While the British have focused their attention on the transition in the papacy and Prince Charles' marriage, the European Union bill (according to author Frederick Forsyth, the "foundation of the stone by stone abolition of our [British] nation state") is being sped through the House of Commons.
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
Last Dec. 26, one of the greatest oceanic earthquakes (and the tsunami it produced) killed some 200,000 people surrounding the Indian Ocean. It left another 100,000 missing and presumed dead. Remarkably, on March 28 a related aftershock measured a whopping 8.7 on the Richter scale.
  • by Mario Seiglie, Scott Ashley, Tom Robinson
Dinosaur researchers the world over were stunned by the announcement in March that a 70-million-year-old tyrannosaurus rex fossilized leg bone had yielded very unfossilized soft tissue—apparently blood vessels and blood cells—something long thought impossible considering the assumed age of such fossils.
  • by Mario Seiglie, Scott Ashley, Tom Robinson
A team of materials scientists at a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory in south-central Washington state has discovered a way to do in days what supposedly takes nature millions of years to achieve—convert wood to mineral, forming petrified wood (EurekAlert, Jan. 24).
  • by Randy Stiver
"You can't roller-skate in a buffalo herd, but you can be happy if you've a mind to." Lines from old songs sometimes sound out of date, but the imagery is interesting. Can we really be happy if we want to?