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January—February 2000

As we enter the year 2000, what can we expect? Will we see a man-made utopia or a time of great crisis? Or will we see something entirely different and unexpected on the world scene—the dawn of a new age? Only the Bible can give us the right answer.

Are We on the Threshold of a New Age?

As we enter the year 2000, what can we expect? Will we see a man-made utopia or a time of great crisis? Or will we see something entirely different and unexpected on the world scene—the dawn of a new age? Only the Bible can give us the right answer.

Will History Repeat Itself?

As we enter the year 2000, will we collectively examine the carnage we have brought on ourselves over the past century—the bloodiest in history—and resolve to do better? Or will we watch history repeat itself?

A Survey of the World Scene

Let's consider some current and recent news events that offer hints of dangerous world conditions yet to come. We need to be, and can be, prepared against such events prophesied in your Bible.

Morality in Government: A Worldwide Crisis

What's at the heart and core of governmental problems? More important, what can we do about them?

Divorce Revolution Spawns the Cohabitation Generation

Hoping to avoid the difficulties they saw in their parents' marriages, many young adults are skipping marriage in favor of living together outside of marriage. But does this solve problems or create new ones?

Are You Missing Out on Something?

If you're like most people, you have a vague feeling there must be more to life than meets the eye. Discover how you can find that missing ingredient in your life.

Who Is Winning the Battle of the Sexes?

Is married life all about the battle of the sexes? Are husbands and wives doomed to a life of fighting each other for their rights? Is this what God intended when He made us male and female?

Male-Female Differences

Several decades ago a few people began to wonder why boys and girls, in general, grew up with different preferences. They theorized that, if boys and girls were not told which toys to play with and if parents would simply refrain from teaching sexual roles, the male-female generalities would disappear. But they haven't and, apparently, never will.

World News and Trends: Russia rattles nuclear sabers

Lest anyone think the potential nuclear nightmare is over, "Russia is a great power that possesses a nuclear arsenal," stated Russian President Boris Yeltsin in response to U.S. criticism to Russia's handling of the current conflict in separatist-minded Chechnya.

What Teens Wish Their Parents Knew

Parents, did you know your teens often want you to say no?

What Parents Wish Their Teens Knew

Teens, did you know your parents wish they could say yes to your requests more often than they say no?

World News and Trends: Optimism reigns as 2000 begins

What do Americans expect in the next 50 years? According to a poll by Pew Research Center, most folks have an optimistic outlook based on faith in technology, science, medicine and education.

World News and Trends: French schools offer morning-after pills

School administrators' decisions to distribute free condoms and other birth-control devices in schools have generated controversy in many Western nations.

World News and Trends: AIDS epidemic spreads

More than 50 million people have been infected with the AIDS virus, of whom 16.4 million have died, according to a recent United Nations report.

World News and Trends: Y2K-bug U.S. repair bill: $100 billion

U.S. companies and governments will have spent a staggering $100 billion to prevent and repair problems related to the year 2000 (Y2K) technology problem from 1995 through 2001, according to the Commerce Department.

World News and Trends: AIDS epidemic orphans 11 million

More than 11 million children have been orphaned by the AIDS epidemic since it was first recognized in 1981, with another two million expected to be orphaned by the end of 2000, according to a recent United Nations report.

World News and Trends: Anglo-Americans protesting again

You may remember the protest movements of the late 1960s.

World News and Trends: European Defense Initiative

Support in Europe gathers for the creation of a European rapid-reaction military task force to deal with peacekeeping emergencies. France and Britain are the prime movers, but for divergent reasons.

World News and Trends: Austria and Switzerland move right

Left-of-center governments dominate much of Western and Central Europe. There are, however, signs of a movement toward the far right in some European states.

World News and Trends: Rape crisis in South Africa

Reports from Johannesburg say a woman is raped every 17 to 28 seconds in South Africa. According to Interpol, these statistics make South Africa the rape capital of the world.

World News and Trends: Battling over the Ten Commandments

Conservative American churches and political leaders seek to preserve the primacy of Christianity as well as give children daily reminders of right and wrong.

World News and Trends: British Christianity in crisis

Over a 10-year period Anglican and Roman Catholic church-attendance figures are down in England and Wales.

From Father Knows Best to "No Father Is Best"

Psychologists have asserted that fathers are not essential to the healthy development of children. Do fathers do more harm than good?

Super Disasters: Growing Weather Danger?

Recent massive storms have brought dramatic increases in deaths and damages. What's behind this deadly trend?

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