Blogs

Latest Blog Articles: John Pierce

Israel experience full — Glacier is filling

By John D Pierce The Nurturing Faith Experience: Israel/West Bank, set for May 18-28, has filled to capacity. Thanks to those who so eagerly responded bringing our "small group" to more than 50 persons. Nurturing Faith contributing editor and Bible study writer Tony...

read more

When history asks…

By John D. Pierce Someday history will ask: “When American evangelicals were sacrificing their claimed values and witness to overwhelmingly embrace a religious/political ideology in stark contrast to the life and teachings of Jesus, was anyone speaking out?” I want...

read more

One of the good guys

By John D. Pierce Jack Causey is not only a creative and effective pastor — he is the epitome of a pastor’s pastor. My first recollection of Jack comes from my campus ministry years when he led a workshop (might have been called something cooler like a “breakout”) on...

read more

An invitation to subscribe

Nurturing Faith Journal is a unique contribution to navigating Christian understanding and faithfulness in a fast-changing and, at times, confusing culture. And I don't just say that because I'm the executive editor. The journal is chocked full of insightful,...

read more

Where’s the raisins?

By John D. Pierce Eggs, milk, bananas and coffee are easy for me to find. But my grocery shopping efficiency breaks down when pursuing certain items. Much like when driving off course on an unfamiliar highway, I tend to continue on a serpentine route up and down the...

read more

Latest Blog Articles: Tony Cartledge

Intriguing find; political drama

Doing archaeology is hard work under any circumstances, not just in the physical labor of uncovering ancient layers of civilizations, but also in walking the tightrope of ethical propriety. Such an issue is plaguing a newsworthy excavation in East Jerusalem: an...

read more

Ninety years a servant

Sara Ann Hobbs was a force of nature with a heart for others. When she died August 28 in Silver City, New Mexico, in the home she shared with long-time friend Nancy Curtis, Hobbs reached the end of a long and pioneering journey. The journey began in Anniston, AL, in...

read more

A bad day frozen in time

Archaeologists from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte recently announced that they and Israeli colleagues in the "Mount Zion Archaeological Project" have uncovered poignant remains from the brutal day Babylonian soldiers pillaged the city of Jerusalem...

read more

Looking to the hills …

Nurturing Faith Inc. has many sides, including its faith-based Nurturing Faith Journal and Bible Studies to a website with daily news updates, inspirational blogs, and a publishing arm that produces books. Perhaps the most fun side of Nurturing Faith are the Nurturing...

read more

BWA Affirms Women, Decries Religiously-Motivated Violence

It has been my privilege (not always an easy one!) to serve as chair of the Resolutions Committee for the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) during the 2016-2020 quinquennium. Since we won't do resolutions at the BWA World Congress in Rio de Janeiro next year, that...

read more

Junkanoo and protocol, too

The 2019 Annual Gathering of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) got off to a rousing start Monday with a packed house gathering to enjoy welcome activities offered by the meeting's Bahamian hosts. A string of dignitaries were introduced and recognized by name and title...

read more

Latest Blog Articles: Ginger Hughes

Lead The Way In Love

By: Ginger Hughes “A new command I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Earlier this month, a well-known male preacher and Bible teacher sat in...

read more

Keep Praying; Keep Trusting

By: Ginger Hughes In recent months, I’ve been praying over something really important to me. It’s the kind of praying that at times feels more like wrestling, as I try so hard to determine God’s will in this area of life. It’s the kind of praying that brings tears as...

read more

Love In Action: May It Begin With Me

By: Ginger Hughes Some days I read the top news stories and other days I skim the headlines; however, the outcome is often the same.  I see negativity, discord, and division.  It seems no matter the topic, from politics to sports and everything in between, our...

read more

Rest For The Weary

By: Ginger Hughes I don’t know about you, but around here, Summer has been busy—a little too busy. Our calendar has been full—a bit too full. Summer is often touted as being a fun and relaxing season, but I’m not so sure. Sure we’ve had some fun, but relaxed? Not so...

read more

Fully Known and Fully Loved

By: Ginger Hughes “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” The starlit skies devoid of city lights sparkle down at me.  The eagle soars high above head, the vast Wyoming skies its home.  The rugged edges of the Grand Tetons,...

read more

What Do They See When They Look At Me?

By: Ginger Hughes There have been times in my life when I found Sunday School or church to be intimidating.  Perhaps it’s my introverted ways, but I can remember feeling nervous about walking into a new church or a new Sunday School room filled with people who already...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest