Read Nick Bryant's scathing, but fair, observations about the current state of our country. Here is a taste of his piece at BBC News: Donald Trump's response has been so predictable. He has not changed. He has not grown. He has not admitted errors. He has shown little humility. Instead, all the hallmarks of his presidency have been on agitated display. The ridiculous boasts - he has awarded himself a 10 out of 10 for his handling of the crisis. The politicisation of what … [Read more...] about What This Crisis Reveals About the United States: A British View
Five Acts of Kindness in History that Give Me Hope
Hope seems like it is hard to come by these days. But these five events, chronicled by the BBC, give us a little glimpse of what the coming Kingdom of God--a Christian's ultimate hope--might look like. A letter saves Jane Austen's life Miep Gies and associates hide Anne Frank's family from Nazi persecution, 1942-1944 Elizabeth Fry visits Newgate Gaol, 1813 Harriet Tubman rescues at least 300 people from slavery, c1850-1861 Luz Long advises Jesse Owens on his … [Read more...] about Five Acts of Kindness in History that Give Me Hope
The Morning Headlines are Back!
The Way of Improvement Leads Home blog intern Devon Hearn is back in the saddle after spending the summer in Kenya. This means that our "Morning Headlines" feature is also back. Check in every morning to see daily headlines from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the BBC, CNN, and Fox News. And for those who are local, we also post the daily headline from The Harrisburg Patriot News. We have found that teachers have found these headlines … [Read more...] about The Morning Headlines are Back!
How Major Media Outlets Covered Billy Graham’s Death
I haven't watched much television today, but I have noticed that every time I tuned into CNN on my computer I found very little coverage about the death of Billy Graham, arguably the most famous person in the 20th-century world. Granted, there are issues related to guns and school shootings in Florida and beyond. I thus fully understand why Graham took a back seat on my preferred cable news station. So I decided to cruise around the Internet a bit. On CNN's website, I … [Read more...] about How Major Media Outlets Covered Billy Graham’s Death
The BBC on Ted Cruz
Last week the BBC interviewed me for a radio documentary on Ted Cruz. Listen here. I come in at about the 19:25 mark. … [Read more...] about The BBC on Ted Cruz