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Latest Blog Articles: John Pierce

Bible study, really?

By John D. Pierce What’s passed off as group Bible study is often mere opinion sharing — perhaps after reading and disregarding a verse or two. Or perhaps the chance to rehash Saturday’s ballgame, and to reinforce each other’s political preferences and prejudices —...

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Read, reflect and learn

By John D. Pierce The March/April issue of Nurturing Faith Journal is rolling off the presses and heading to mailboxes. Get your copy (or digital subscription) at nurturingfaith.net. Chocked full of ORIGINAL content, the journal features insightful analysis of issues...

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It’s a good time for Good Faith

By John D. Pierce At a time when bad faith reveals a departure from truth as fact, and Christianity gets redefined apart from following Jesus, enter Good Faith Media! After a year of prayer, deliberation and growing enthusiasm, two independent, national organizations...

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Fear rules

By John D. Pierce It would be hard to overestimate the impact fear of losing white male cultural dominance is having on America and American churches. It is strong enough that many who consider themselves good, even Christian, will willingly cast aside basic ethics in...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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Latest Blog Articles: Ginger Hughes

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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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,...

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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...

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Clean Out The Closets

By: Ginger Hughes Our entryway closet greets us as we walk in the door.  It’s the perfect dropping off spot for coats, shoes, umbrellas, and book bags.  As soon as we walk inside, we can hang jackets on the provided hangers, put shoes on the provided shelves, hang...

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Choosing the Better Part

By: Ginger Hughes Today there are crayons, construction paper, and glue sticks with no tops stuck to my table from my little one’s “art” project. There’s a half-done puzzle littering our living room floor. There’s a pile of mismatched socks in the laundry room that...

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