Helping Our Damaged Nation Live Up to Its Ideals

Helping Our Damaged Nation Live Up to Its Ideals

As the sun arose on Sept. 14, 1814, a man on a ship several miles away from Fort McHenry, which guarded the Baltimore harbor, saw that the U.S. flag still waved over it after many hours of British bombardment. Inspired by the sight, that man, whose name was Francis...
2 Reasons Those Name-And-Blame Arguments Don’t Work

2 Reasons Those Name-And-Blame Arguments Don’t Work

Latin terms name the two basic choices we have when discussing, debating or arguing with someone. We can use “ad hominem” arguments. Ad hominem literally means “to the man” (we would say “to the person”). Someone using an ad hominem argument attacks the other person...

Why You Need to Support a Free Press

World Press Freedom Day was observed earlier this month (May 3). This day is promoted annually by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). According to its website, it “is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles...
Profiles in Goodwill: Michael Ruffin

Profiles in Goodwill: Michael Ruffin

Michael Ruffin is curriculum editor with Smyth & Helwys Publishing in Macon, Georgia. 1. Where did you grow up? Barnesville, Georgia, which is about halfway between Atlanta and Macon on Highway 41. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why?...