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Latest Blog Articles: John Pierce

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...

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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,...

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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...

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By John D. Pierce Advent is coming and the start of a new year. Whether reading for one’s own spiritual benefit or preparing to preach, there is a new resource available for a limited time, exclusively from Nurturing Faith. A TIME FOR EVERY PURPOSE: A Devotional Guide...

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For those who dare to choose truth over comfort

By John D. Pierce Indeed, truth can be unsettling. That’s why so many ignore it in favor of false but more comfortable narratives. For those who dare to face uncomfortable truth — since Jesus said such is the key to personal and spiritual freedom — there is a new...

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Latest Blog Articles: Tony Cartledge

Zucchini Gump

One of my favorite movies is Forrest Gump, and there's a memorable scene in which his army friend Bubba recites to him all the different ways his coastal Louisiana mother knows how to cook shrimp. Fried shrimp, boiled shrimp, shrimp scampi, shrimp alfredo, shrimp...

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Dealing with Br’er Briar

The first stories I can remember hearing as a child were from Joel Chandler Harris' collection of African American folktales as told by a fictional character known as Uncle Remus. Harris became a respected journalist in Atlanta during the post-reconstruction era, but...

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From mountains to museums … to home

Some folks might wonder why I keep posting blogs cataloging each tour group I take to Israel, the West Bank, and occasionally Jordan: I've done it (you can look them up!) in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and this year -- not to mention other travels for Campbell...

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The old story in the Old City …

For friends, family, and other folk traveling vicariously through Israel and the West Bank with Campbell University Divinity School and Nurturing Faith Experiences, here's a quick review of our day in (mostly pictures) of our day in the Old City of Jerusalem. We began...

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To, beside, and in the Dead Sea …

For travelers with Campbell University Divinity School and Nurturing Faith Experiences, Saturday was a day to experience the western side of the Dead Sea, including the sea itself. We began by driving from Jerusalem, at 2400 feet in elevation, to the Dead Sea, at...

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Down under … ground

Friday is a good day NOT to be in Jerusalem, especially during Ramadan, with special services in both mosques and synagogues, the Temple Mount crowded with thousands of Palestinians bused in from the West Bank and the Western Wall with thousands of Jews from Jerusalem...

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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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