Vertical Thought: January - March 2007

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  • by Randy Stiver
Why would God give prophecies in the Bible about the nations and events leading to the second coming of Jesus Christ just ahead of us but not tell us who the key national "players" in those prophecies are? It wouldn't make any sense, would it? Why have prophecies–essentially news notices written centuries in advance–if they have no relevance to world events today?
  • by Frank Dunkle
This is a phrase we've probably all heard many times, but did you ever stop to wonder if you really are a lady or a gentleman? If you are, how did you get to be one? And what does this have to do with your career choice?
  • by Amanda Stiver
A new crop of business advice books for women is highlighting the fact that nice people can actually do better in business than traditionally aggressive ones.
  • by Amanda Stiver
Older business workers are looking at new recruits, born in the early 1980s, and finding it a challenge to combine the new technology culture with the best of face-to-face and more formal business practices.
  • by Amanda Stiver
Today's world has often been called a throwaway society. One German entrepreneur, Bernd Dressler, is capitalizing on this trend.
  • by Amanda Stiver
America has more Bible names than anywhere else in the world except the lands where the histories of the Bible occurred (Daniel Lapin, "Cultural Impact," Louisiana Family Forum, Sept. 11, 2006).
  • by Amanda Stiver
Bill Gates' incredible wealth and success, despite his being a Harvard University dropout, has caused some in the entrepreneurial business world to wonder if getting a college degree is really necessary to achieve success.
  • by Amanda Stiver
Recent research suggests that an excess of omega-6 fatty acid coupled with a lack of omega-3 fatty acid, a combination common in the typical highly-processed Western diet, could be causing significant development problems in brain structures, resulting in aggressive and violent behavior.
  • by Vertical Thought
Choosing a career or dealing with challenges on the job can be daunting. These Vertical Thought readers share their experiences.
  • by Kristin Yarbrough
I'd enjoyed a wonderful Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great Day with my family and friends. Little did I know how important the meaning of this final Holy Day was going to be when I returned home.
  • by Mike Bennett
The last book of the Bible is full of intriguing symbols and mysterious characters. Knowing who the actors are helps us understand the plot.
  • by Zach Smith
What is it that you live for? Time with friends, relaxing, shopping, playing games? Why not make your passion one of honoring your Creator?
  • by Randy Stiver
What in the world has God been doing? What will God do with the world in the future? Here's how you can track ancient tribes through history to understand prophecy. Think of it as a portal to God's plan for all mankind and your personal guide to the future.
  • by Larry Greider
Generations have thrilled to the exploits of Superman, the comic book hero who rescues people from evil. Couldn't our world use a real Superman about now?
  • by Doug Horchak
"Me and all my friends, we're all misunderstood They say we stand for nothing, there's no way we ever could Now we see everything is going wrong with the world and those who lead it We just feel like we don't have the means to rise above and beat it So we keep waiting, waiting on the world to change . . ."
  • by Amanda Stiver
TV was rated the easiest-to-use and most accurate news source, according to teens surveyed in a recent First Amendment study. TV was followed closely by the Internet as a news source, with 66 percent of respondents getting news from Web sites sponsored by search engines.