Signs of the Times
March 2018 Issue | Vol 133 No 3
Articles in This Issue:
About one million Rohingya have fled Myanmar and are seeking sanctuary in Bangladesh. Aid worker Britt Celine Oldebraten discovered that, while the scale of the crisis is hard to grasp, the stories of individual refugees are all too real.
Can you spot a fake? History’s cavalcade of self-styled messiahs continues to the present day. Ed Dickerson shares the Bible’s tips on what to look out for.
Could switching to a healthier diet lift your mood? New research suggests the likely answer is Yes.
Dreams of a new earthIf your vision of the afterlife is limited to fluffy clouds, harps and endless boredom, Melissa Howell will stretch your imagination with some hints from the Bible.
What is your why?It’s said that the unexamined life is not worth living. Tammy Darling has found new purpose and direction after taking time out for some serious self-reflection.
I'm an atheist tooWhat kind of god don’t you believe in? Ty Gibson concurs with an atheist’s rejection of a cruel, controlling god.
Secrets of highly successful marriagesWant a happy marriage? Trafford Fischer looks at research that reveals the characteristics husbands and wives value most.
Jesus’ message of love and peace is all very well for safe, suburban churchgoers. But how relevant is it to the harsh realities of life . . . in Iraq, for example? Kent Kingston reports.
Facing the enemy without losing hopeIn our spiritual lives, we’re being stalked by a diabolical predator far more cunning than we can imagine, says Gary Swanson.
It’s no accident that Christian Easter and Jewish Passover occur around the same time every year. These ancient festivals are inextricably linked, explains Bob Mendelsohn, and perhaps even in ways that most Jews and Christians don’t understand.