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Latest Blog Articles: John Pierce

Remembering a most remarkable woman

By John D. Pierce Last Sunday morning, Dr. Virginia Boyd Connally of Abilene, Texas, died at age 106. Her legacy is both long and lasting. Writing of her a few years ago I referred to Virginia as a remarkable woman. I would add: a most remarkable woman. This kind and...

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Good stuff a-comin’

By John D. Pierce “Original” has a much nicer sound to it than the uppity word “exclusive.” Therefore, I refer to the many unique stories and columns that fill each issue of Nurturing Faith Journal as original content. That is, there is no other place in print or...

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3 options for uncomfortable evangelicals

By John D. Pierce Any honest assessment of white American evangelicalism reveals a religious/political ideology or civil religion largely absent the life and teachings of Jesus. Just look at how evangelicals poll and how evangelical leaders speak and how so many...

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The overabundance of unchanged minds

By John D. Pierce Few things are as rare as a changed mind. Everyone seems to buy into a particular ideology and defend it regardless of faults or facts. Often professing Christians are the most rigid and defensive by attributing divine endorsements to weak but...

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Misappropriated funs

By John D. Pierce Productivity often defines my day as being “good.” There is a sense of satisfaction that comes from work well done. And the more that gets checked off the to-do list, the better. There are also those “good” days that begin with abandoning the laptop...

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Latest Blog Articles: Tony Cartledge

Let’s have a Jesus day …

Wednesday was "Jesus day" for the good folk traveling with the 2019 Nurturing Faith Experiences and Campbell University Divinity School Bible Lands Study Tour. We began with a visit to a museum adjacent to our kibbutz hotel at Nof Ginosar. The museum houses what...

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Want to go along for the ride?

Twenty-six people traveling with Campbell University Divinity School and Nurturing Faith Experiences are enjoying the beautiful hills and wildflowers of Galilee. Vicarious travelers are welcome to join us. We arrived late in the day on Sunday, so we spent the first...

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So now we know?

  We’re all familiar with the biblical story about how God rained down fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah, cities known for their cruel treatment of visitors. The story is told in Genesis 19. The cities were known for their wickedness, according to the...

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CBFNC Celebrates 25 Years

Fellowship and worship marked the occasion as Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina (CBF) marked its twenty-fifth anniversary March 28-29 at First Baptist Church of Greensboro. A service of celebration was held at Revolution Mill, where Executive...

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BWA reporting upswing

The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) stopped a six-year slide in contributions with a ten percent growth in gifts during 2018, but General Secretary Elijah Brown cautioned Executive Committee members gathered March 4-6 in Falls Church, Va., that one year’s growth does not...

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Remembering Fido

My wife paints pets, one of several ways she finds joy in expressing her considerable artistic talents. She's been working for some time on a triptych of large oil paintings depicting women who sit along the crowded alleyways of the Muslim Quarter in the Old City of...

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Latest Blog Articles: Ginger Hughes

When You Can’t See The Way

By: Ginger Hughes This afternoon, I took the kids to the local walking park to walk and ride bikes.  It was starting to get cooler and the wind was picking up, so we decided to stay on the side of the path that gets the most sunshine. We walked along, my daughter...

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Pressing On

By: Ginger Hughes This is the time of year when we break out the pen and paper, the planner or journal, and begin to write down those resolutions. You know the ones where we resolve to lose some weight, exercise rigorously, and cut out sweets. Or perhaps we aspire to...

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Merry And Bright

By: Ginger Hughes Commercials show children’s eyes alight with wonder as they come down the stairs on Christmas morning.  We see couples smiling and sharing silly banter as they prepare breakfast together.  Bright and shiny new toys, gifts, and even cars elicit...

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When Will Morning Come

By: Ginger Hughes I awoke once more, glancing toward the window.  It was still dark.  “What time is it?” I wondered to myself, as I groped my way around, searching for my phone. 4:40 a.m. shined brightly on the screen. It didn’t seem possible.  The night had already...

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Waiting With Confidence

By: Ginger Hughes Have you ever been in a season of “waiting?” I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s not much fun.  Waiting can lend itself to uncertainty, anxiety, and even fear at times.  Waiting allows my mind to conjure up all manner of possibilities and...

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Lessons In Giving From Children And The Tooth Fairy

By: Ginger Hughes The Tooth Fairy visited our house again this week. Our little girl lost another tooth, and she was thrilled.  She wrote the sweetest note to the Tooth Fairy thanking her for the money she’d left for her previous teeth, and pointing out the fact that...

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