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Latest Blog Articles: John Pierce

Worth remembering

“Almost always, the creative, dedicated minority has made the world better.” Martin Luther King Jr.

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A production that is not our own

By John D. Pierce Not everyone is a morning person. And I’ve not always been one. Now, however, it is my favorite time of the day — especially when in a natural setting. Even when not, I try each day to look up from my computer and gaze out the front windows at the...

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Immanuel — and the “follow” part that follows

By John D. Pierce God came to live among us. Jesus is God’s fullest self-revelation. His life — filled with words, deeds, lessons and sacrifice — was far more than filler or a mere segue from birth to death. It’s tempting to focus almost exclusively on the...

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Blessings for this good season and beyond

By John D. Pierce, Executive Editor Our celebration of the coming of Christ brings such joy and hope. It reminds us that life has its fullest meaning in relationships beyond our daily tasks. Faith, however, is for more than a season. It is responding to the continuing...

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Doing good — for free

By John D. Pierce As a campus minister I would often warn students that if they are “too busy” to do good at that stage in life it will be an even easier excuse when they have full-time jobs and families. I was using that line again during a Bible study luncheon in...

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 Nurturing Faith publishes 100th book — and still rolling

By John D. Pierce, Executive Editor Three-time author Jon R. Roebuck’s latest book, Creating Space, marked a milestone for Nurturing Faith. It was the publishing ministry’s 100th title. It all began with a casual conversation — over coffee in a bookstore, no less —...

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Latest Blog Articles: Tony Cartledge

Have we erred on Ur?

For years, most Bible readers have assumed that Abraham’s hometown should be identified with the great city of Ur, located in southern Mesopotamia, an area known in ancient times as Sumer. The area is now in southern Iraq; the site of Ur is near the modern city of...

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Pardon my skepticism

Several news outlets have reported what some see as exciting news with headlines like "Relic believed to be of Jesus' manger returned to Bethlehem" (UPI) and "After Two Thousand Years, Jesus' Manger Returns to Bethlehem in Time for Christmas" (Haaretz). The headlines...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Latest Blog Articles: Ginger Hughes

Finding Freedom in the Fence and Love in the Limits

By: Ginger Hughes “Move back guys…a car is coming!” I hollered from my perch on the front steps.  The kids were outside playing in the front yard, and they’d ventured out closer to the road, past our fence, to look at something incredible…a special rock, an...

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Is Your Life A Spectacle?

By: Ginger Hughes I fear we’re making quite the spectacle of ourselves this holiday season.  You see, my husband and I love white Christmas lights.  We look forward to their simplicity and beauty each year.  However, our children have much different tastes.  They love...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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