John Pierce’s Blog

Big $12 deal

Nurturing Faith is having a sale! For just $12 (including shipping) we’ll send to you… CBF@ 25: Stories of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Edited by Aaron Weaver, and with more than 80 contributors, this newly-released book is much more than organizational history;...

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In the next issue…

By John D. Pierce The upcoming July-August issue of Nurturing Faith Journal & Bible Studies is chocked full of good, original content found nowhere else in print or online. The newly redesigned and expanded journal will feature these stories among others: Tony...

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Where humor grows

By John D. Pierce Kathryn Hamrick, who wrote columns for several years for Baptists Today news journal and for three decades in local newspapers, has compiled nearly 100 of her approximately 1,250 columns into a book titled The Farmer’s Wife. During about half the...

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Knowing and Growing

By John D. Pierce After many months of careful contemplation, wise counsel, creative thinking and roll-up-your-sleeves crafting, the inaugural Nurturing Faith Journal is in the hands of the printer. Soon it will be in the hands of readers far and wide. Blending the...

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NEW LOOK, SAME MISSION

MEDIA RELEASE                                                 December 29, 2015 Baptists Today news journal to re-brand as expanded bimonthly Nurturing Faith Journal with new features, upgraded web presence MACON, Ga. — The autonomous, national news journal Baptists...

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Reclamation

By John Pierce Images of Lula Lake and its cascading falls — atop Lookout Mountain where Georgia nears Tennessee — were popular during the postcard era. You can find them on eBay with dates like 1902, 1910 and 1924. Scenic views, cool water and mountain air made for a...

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Buddy check!

By John Pierce On a recent hot, humid day — and we’ve had weeks of them this summer — my daughter Abigail was chilling in the pool. Approaching, I called out: “BUDDY CHECK! BUDDY CHECK!” She gave me that familiar “my father has lost his mind” look. So I asked: “Have...

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Nicknames

By John Pierce During a camping trip when we were teens, my best friend Dale peeled a bright orange, oval label from the package of meat we were about to grill and pressed it to his forehead. It simply read, “GROUND CHUCK.” Not only did the label stick; so did a...

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They’re here!

By John Pierce Looking for excellent Bible studies from a trusted writer? Well, hot of the press are the first two entries in the Nurturing Faith Bible Study SERIES by Tony Cartledge. The lessons and background materials (Digging Deeper, Hardest Questions,...

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A chiming reminder

By John Pierce “Almighty and gracious God, You desire that Your people worship You in the beauty of holiness,” read church archivist Mary Etta Sanders from a litany of dedication. Members of First Baptist Church of Dalton, Ga., assembled on the front lawn following...

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Adventure and Inspiration

By John Pierce We have just two rooms (with queen beds) remaining for individuals or couples wanting to join us for: NURTURING FAITH EXPERIENCE: MONTANA Historic Belton Chalet, West Glacier, Mont. JULY 13-18 Leader: Ken Mottram, a hospital chaplain and experienced...

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Going to Glacier

By John Pierce Recently several persons have expressed interest in the Nurturing Faith Experience: Glacier set for July 13-18. Bruce Gourley has made reservations for us at the Belton Chalet, a popular place to stay in the Glacier region. We hope to acquire more space...

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