Philadelphia Trumpet  •  February 2006  •  Volume 17, No. 2
  • Cover
    Raising the Ruins
    A new office building—a budding college—a multiplying media effort—the Philadelphia Church of God, which produces this newsmagazine, is successfully rebuilding a vital work that had been stopped and dismantled.
  • A Vision of Tomorrow
    We wouldn’t be able to ‘raise up the ruins’ without it.
  • Religion
    From the Editor
    An Open Letter to the Churches of God
    If you have ever been associated with the Worldwide Church of God or one of its offshoots, I ask you to prayerfully read this letter.
  • Religion
    Absolute Power (Part 1)
    The transformation of the Worldwide Church of God into a mainstream evangelical group is the most astonishing story in modern religion. WCG leaders have told their version of events in numerous books, articles and interviews. That version, however, is riddled with errors and outright lies. In a new book to be published this year, Trumpet executive editor Stephen Flurry exposes the reality of what happened to the WCG. Here is the first chapter.
  • Religion—and the True Faith
    Courtesy of the rise in the public profile of the Vatican and the rise of Islam, religion is headline news. Yet it is as confused as ever in answering the basic questions of life.
  • Commentary
    What Is News?
    Why the Trumpet has a clearer definition than any other news source.
  • World
    Why You Should Watch Egypt
    The Muslim Brotherhood, though officially banned, is now Egypt’s largest and most influential opposition party. This signals a stunning shift within one of America’s few remaining Middle Eastern allies.
  • United Against Israel
    Iran is looking to make the plight of the Palestinians a pan-Islamic cause—and to crown itself king over the effort.
  • Pushy, Pushy
    Is Iran’s president deliberately trying to get under Germany’s skin? If so, it appears to be working.
  • Economy
    The Death of American Manufacturing
    Globalization and outsourcing are hammering our icons of industry.