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'The War, Stupid'
The Persian Gulf war was so brief that two years later most Americans do not often think of the conflict.
The Wizard of Oohs and AAHS
Radio recaptures kids' imagination
Unique Perspectives; A Song in My Heart
Five years ago Joe Lynch, my predecessor as review editor, instituted a December tradition of reviewing children's books. I have gladly continued this custom, in several different forms.
Presidential Races and Race-isms
A must-read for those wanting to build a better tomorrow
At Stake: Democracy; One Guardian Gone
It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to..."so goes a popular song of several years ago.
It's a Mall World; A Melrose by Any Other Name
The Mall of America
The Rock of Our Salvation
Christian crossover artists
With a Broom and Not a Gun
Class issues in entertainment
More than Just "Christian Megatrends"; Technotrouble; Angst
Every New Year's Eve people use the calendar change as an opportunity to reflect on their life and to consider their prospects. The upcoming change of decade and century, and even millennium, is giving society a common milestone to evaluate the past and to take stock of the future.
More Than Just "Christian Megatrends"
Tom Sine, author of the 1981 Mustard Seed Conspiracy, continues his observation of social, scientific, and spiritual trends in his recently released Wild Hope (Word Publishing, 1991, $12.99, paper). Sine issues a wake-up call to the Christian community, notifying us of the alarming technological changes society is in store for.
Sine surveys a number of topics—the environment, robotics and artificial intelligence, biological adaptation, changing economic power centers—charting both nearly realizable technologies and seemingly unimaginable innovations.
Idolatry in the form of technological, scientific, or economic progress is central to the future dangers. And while Sine notes the "captivity of the Christian mind," he often gives the activities of Christian institutions much credence as signs of hope. He calls for a renewed sense of Christian responsibility, so that the church becomes "captured by the Wild Hope of God's vision for the future."
'And now a word from our sponsors...'
Now there's a statement from a kinder and gentler era.
How to buy books cheaper
I am often amazed by the talents unleashed upon the community of faith.
One Person's Junk ...
Flea markets a home of nostalgia
What's In a Name?
Home of the Braves
A New Vision
Best books of the past year
No One Owns the Sky
Kids in many places and of many ages remember fondly their favorite Dr. Seuss book (as an organizer, mine is Horton Hears a Who).
The Lessons of Attica
New York's Attica State Correctional Facility
A One and A Two ...
A flat world
Worthy of Note
As the debate on political correctness rages, we will examine the literature that fuels this discussion.
There is a Season
The spirituality of the two most recent superpowers is examined