POSITIVE NOTES: Music helps us get through hard times

POSITIVE NOTES: Music helps us get through hard times

By John D. Pierce Lee Bains III had planned to be touring with his band, The Glory Fires — that “draws deeply from punk, but also soul, power pop, country, and gospel.” Yet, like just about everyone else, Lee became homebound this spring. And, like many other...
Make it shareable, please

Make it shareable, please

By John D. Pierce We seek to be relevant, insightful, honest and hopeful with each issue of Nurturing Faith Journal. Some find reading it informative and inspiring enough they want to share it with others. So we made subscriptions — including gift subscriptions — as...
Remember the victims; recommit to peace

Remember the victims; recommit to peace

By John D. Pierce Sunday, April 19, marks the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City — that contained a childcare facility. The blast killed 168, including 19 children. Hundreds more were injured. That morning, local...
Guest blog: Where is God in the COVID-19 pandemic?

Guest blog: Where is God in the COVID-19 pandemic?

Editor’s note: This Good Friday guest blog is by my friend Benny McCracken, pastor of First Baptist Church of West Yellowstone, Montana.   Where is God in the COVID-19 pandemic? By Benny McCracken To hearken back to my conservative roots: “God is on his...
Loyalty over competence is bad management

Loyalty over competence is bad management

By John D. Pierce Being surrounded by head-nodders who are afraid to offer constructive criticism, opposing viewpoints, and accountability may feel good. But it doesn’t make one a better person or leader. That approach, reflected so clearly in the current national...
Read on!

Read on!

By John D. Pierce Looking for something good to read? Perhaps something with intrigue, mystery and sex? Well, yes, the Bible fits the bill, but also check out Nurturing Faith Journal. The May/June issue is filled with fascinating, original content — including a visit...

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