Signs of the Times

November 2017 Issue | Vol 132 No 11

Articles in This Issue:

Why the week has seven days
Why the week has seven days
Most of us take the seven-day week for granted. Marvin Hunt explains how it came to be seven days and not six, eight or 10.
Pet heaven . . . or not?
Pet heaven . . . or not?
Will there be a resurrection? Yes, definitely, says Kim Peckham. But will pets be included?
They are not alone
They are not alone
Women and girls are facing violence in Papua New Guinea. But, says Maritza Brunt, there’s hope . . .
Cages
Cages
Linden Chuang on the demise of SeaWorld and the significance of freedom for orcas . . . and humans.
Why Jesus is returning
Why Jesus is returning
This world is a dangerous place and full of fear. That, says Loren Seibold, makes Jesus’ promise to return someday a message of hope and security.
Go healthy for good - November 2017
Go healthy for good - November 2017
New research reveals the toxic relationship between meat consumption and asthma. And why we need to be wary of the centimetres around our waist.
The signature
The signature
If there really is a God, should we expect to find Him within the known universe? Ty Gibson peeks through the space-time continuum.
The counter Reformation
The counter Reformation
The Protestant Reformation changed the world, but it also sparked a backlash. Harold Harker says the effects can still be seen today.
Wives should submit: Is the Bible the enemy of equality?
Wives should submit: Is the Bible the enemy of equality?
What does it mean in a postfeminist world for a woman to submit to her husband? Melody Tan says the much maligned apostle Paul has some surprisingly timely tips for family harmony.
Suffering in silence
Suffering in silence
Brought up never to raise a hand against a woman, what does a man do when his partner turns violent? Kent Kingston explores the hidden flipside of domestic violence.
You will not have my hate
You will not have my hate
To "not hate" isn't to love. The former leaves one indifferent; the latter brings about lasting change.
When your best isn't good enough
When your best isn't good enough
Jon Paulien explores what being “good enough” really means.
Heart health trends and debates
Heart health trends and debates
A heart-healthy diet is the cornerstone for preventing heart attacks and strokes. Yet various controversial diets, foods and nutrients have become popular. What does the evidence say?
Pandemic of pain
Pandemic of pain
Around the world women and girls are targeted by traffickers and suffer at the hands of their husbands and partners. But Ashley Steele and Pudens Isobel have seen strategies at work that are turning back the tide of abuse.
New glasses
New glasses
Marrying someone outside her culture gave Preethi Burkholder a new way to look at people.
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