1. "Never underestimate the power of the Bible," says Helen Mathis, who earned her master's degree in Biblical studies in 1998. "I say of the Bible what Jesus asked of John the Baptist–What do you expect to see—a reed shaken with the wind?" [see Matt. 11:7]. Residing in Berkeley, California, Helen currently teaches Bible workshops around the country and is editing a Bible study curriculum sponsored by the nonprofit organization Bible Study Seminar. Page 10.
2. Contributing Editor Evan Mehlenbacher's desire to help others spiritually work out their problems led him to the public practice of Christian Science and later to become a teacher of Christian Science. An active dad with two teens, Evan and his wife, Kathy, live in Richland, a desert city in southeastern Washington state. The whole family enjoys visiting neighboring Oregon every year for snowmobiling and a bit of R&R. Read his article, "Does God Test Us?" Page 43.
3. Lynde McCormick was a journalist for almost 30 years, most recently as a columnist as well as business editor for The Christian Science Monitor. Before that, Lynde worked as news anchor for CNBC TV in Hong Kong. He left journalism about 12 years ago to join his wife, Andrea, in her antiques business. They also opened a restaurant 18 months ago. Lynde has found that a happy, successful marriage requires many of the same problem-solving skills as being an entrepreneur, specifically, not taking problems personally—and appreciating how much you already have. Read "True Love." Page 54.