Philadelphia Trumpet  •  May/June 2012  •  Volume 23, No. 5
  • Society
    Beheading Mexico
    Decapitation. Rape. Murder. Mass corruption. National chaos and destruction. If only America’s illicit drug users knew the cost of their love for getting high.
  • Departments
    From the Editor
    Remove the Mystery From Your Bible!
    Scripture answers life’s most puzzling questions. But who can understand it?
  • WorldWatch
  • World
    Russia’s Dark Rider
    The stage is set for Vladimir Putin to take on a new role.
  • Cleansing the German Conscience?
    The nation’s elites are going all-out to admit Germany’s past guilt—why?
  • Etc.
    Economy
    Nickeled and Dimed
    America is following in the footsteps of ancient Rome. But the dollar’s value is falling far faster than the denarius ever did.
  • Living
    Teach Your Teen to Say Hello
    Young people need to learn to talk as well as they can text!
  • Society
    A World Without Video Games—What Would It Be Like?
  • Society
    Race to War
    Throwing gasoline on the flames of racial division
  • Geography
    What If America’s Founders Had Settled in Russia?
    Contemplate this overlooked factor in the United States’ greatness.
  • Living
    A Young Man’s Glory
    A valuable, and often underused, asset.
  • History
    The Way of Peace Momentarily Restored
    A powerful, genuine example of peace was given to this world for a tiny period. When you see how people reacted, you can understand why this world has no real peace. Nevertheless, we are about to have world peace in spite of man and his human nature.
  • Departments
    Increase Your Bible IQ
    Does Satan Really Exist?
    The Philadelphia Trumpet, in conjunction with the Herbert W. Armstrong College Bible Correspondence Course, presents this brief excursion into the fascinating study of the Bible. Simply turn to and read in your Bible each verse given in answer to the questions. You will be amazed at the new understanding gained from this short study!
  • Principles of Living
    Commencement—Only the Beginning
    Sage advice from a master educator
  • Commentary
    Britain and the U.S. Will Lead the World Again
    It’s going to get worse before it gets better, but these former superpowers have another day in the sun coming.