Signs of the Times
November 2017 Issue | Vol 132 No 11
Articles in This Issue:
New glassesMarrying someone outside her culture gave Preethi Burkholder a new way to look at people.
Go healthy for good - November 2017New research reveals the toxic relationship between meat consumption and asthma. And why we need to be wary of the centimetres around our waist.
When your best isn't good enoughJon Paulien explores what being “good enough” really means.
Linden Chuang on the demise of SeaWorld and the significance of freedom for orcas . . . and humans.
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.
Suffering in silenceBrought 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.
Women and girls are facing violence in Papua New Guinea. But, says Maritza Brunt, there’s hope . . .
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.
The Protestant Reformation changed the world, but it also sparked a backlash. Harold Harker says the effects can still be seen today.
Why the week has seven daysMost 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.
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.
To "not hate" isn't to love. The former leaves one indifferent; the latter brings about lasting change.
The signatureIf there really is a God, should we expect to find Him within the known universe? Ty Gibson peeks through the space-time continuum.
Pet heaven . . . or not?Will there be a resurrection? Yes, definitely, says Kim Peckham. But will pets be included?
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?