Hill appeal rejected
". . .unless a kernal of wheat falls to the ground and dies. . ."
Nearly two years after receiving a death sentence, ordained Presbyterian minister Paul HIll is a step closer to losing his life. The day before Thanksgiving the Florida Supreme Court affirmed the original sentence. Hill remains at peace over the decision, but the process that resulted in a man being tried without the ability to offer a defence ought to stir others. We examine the Hill situation and offer an explanation as to why his actions ought to be given closer examination by Christians.

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Barney and the Church
Been thinking about birth-control lately? Well, it's about time you did. This month noted author Rick Hess offers a humorous look a t birth-control thinking and suggests that the Church may be stuck in an unbiblical model of reasoning.

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Evil king
How can God bo "in control" and allow people like Clinton to rule over His people? What does the Scripture say about an evil king over God's people?

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Cover Story
Barney and the Church 10
Selective baby breeding 26
Birth control pills Q & A 32
In the Nation
Norplant insterts result in legal action 14
Throw out the baby; bring on the disease
Hill appeal rejected 15
International conference seeks traditional
defintion of family

Condoms connected to maternal death 19
The "M&M" trial's 20
Two kinds of "M&M's" 21
Profit or loss 22
Evil king 28
Book Review: Gertie's Not Alone 34
Seizing the scalpel! 40
Are you for 86? 41
Real choices in today's world 42
Please check your brain at the door 43
From the Publisher 2
Letters 3
Grapevine 5
News Notes 6
Point of View 9
The Counselor's Corner 36
Postcard's from the Edge 38
Grayson's Grit 44
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