(ShannonL's comments on another topic get me started, so blame him!) When John R. Rice and Curtis Hutson were editors of the Sword, it was a paper of some renown and I always looked forward to getting it. But since Shelton Smith came on the scene it has turned into nothing but a 'Christian Slander Sheet.' When Dr. Rice ran it he could agree to disagree without being disagreeable. He even ran articles by (GASP!) Southern Baptists! And (DOUBLE GASP!) Presbyterians!! And he did not practice secondary separation (out-of-breath-blue-in-the-face GASP!) Sad to say the last time I read a Sword- about two years ago- it left a bad taste in my mouth. The kind of Bible-believing findamentalism I was saved under, trained in, and practice is not the kind the Sword promotes today.