When politicians do religion a favor, beware!

When politicians do religion a favor, beware!

By John D. Pierce Politicians across the spectrum have long curried favor from religious voters — some finding the particular context, practices and language more comfortable than others. Sometimes it’s even humorous to watch a politician feign some commonality where...
Delayed, deserved affirmation

Delayed, deserved affirmation

By John D. Pierce Ginny Bridges Ireland and I first got acquainted long ago when we were both campus ministers. Together we led a weekend retreat and Sunday worship for a church in the North Georgia mountains. Through the decades I have enjoyed reconnecting with Ginny...
What is truth?

What is truth?

By John D. Pierce Sometimes country music gets a bad rap (pun intended). And like any musical genre, some of that is well deserved. However, there are prophetic, progressive messages — even among country classics — if one listens intently enough. Henson Cargill’s Skip...
It’s a calling, not a formula

It’s a calling, not a formula

By John D. Pierce A big question is how did so much of American Christianity today get so far from Jesus? The answer can be traced to what pastor/author Ken Wytsma calls the “Salvation Industrial Complex.” And his personal experience mirrors mine. “I grew up with the...
Sorry! But it needs to be said

Sorry! But it needs to be said

By John D. Pierce There are not many things President Trump is honest about. He is a record-setting liar. His false claims are so numerous and outrageous that even his best defenders call them “alternate facts” and dismiss proven accurate information as “fake news.”...

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