Good News Magazine: September - October 2000

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  • by Howard Davis
As the race for the White House heats up and Americans prepare to choose who will become the most powerful leader in the world, now is a good time to consider several vital questions: What is true leadership? What qualities make a leader great-or not so great? How do most would-be leaders measure up to the standards of leadership found in the Bible?
  • by John Ross Schroeder
The actions of the U.S. president are important to the welfare of many nations. Some observers consider the current contest for top American leadership to be uninspiring and lackluster. Yet the stakes are high when we consider the domestic and international implications.
  • by Jerold Aust
God instructed the ancient Israelites to leave their homes every year to observe a festival in a location He chose. What is the significance of this feast, and what does it mean for you?
  • by Good News
Man's general dissatisfaction with human rulership along with his eternal quest for the perfect system of government has led to a new phenomenon on the world stage-what can be called republican dynasties.
  • by Good News
Commercial advertising has successfully turned Halloween into big business. Few realize the magnitude of the impact of Halloween on society and the powerful economic forces at work designed to influence your behavior.
  • by John Ross Schroeder, Melvin Rhodes, Scott Ashley
The European Union plans a 5,000-strong armed force capable of carrying out "preventative and repressive" actions in support of global peacekeeping, to be operational by 2003.
  • by Good News
In recent years eye-opening materials have been published about the questionable background of Halloween.
  • by Cecil Maranville
Following is an imaginary dialogue on the reasons responsible people might wonder whether they should participate in the customs, and don the costumes, of Halloween.
  • by Graemme Marshall
Sports seem to bring out the highest aspirations and the worst attitudes. Many of its lessons apply equally well to other aspects of life.
  • by John Ross Schroeder, Melvin Rhodes
Blazing forests are a serious threat to timber resources, the earth's ecology and endangered species including orangutans.
  • by John Ross Schroeder, Melvin Rhodes
Four and one-half million Americans were on probation or parole in 1999, with 1.86 million more behind bars, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The 6.3 million under some form of correctional supervision set another all-time high in a decade of steadily climbing numbers.
  • by Mario Seiglie
After decades of examining the details mentioned in Acts, Sir William Ramsay concluded: "Luke is a historian of the first rank; not merely are his statements of fact trustworthy, he is possessed of the true historic sense . . . In short this author should be placed along with the very greatest of historians."