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Latest Blog Articles: John Pierce

Why, “But the Bible says…,” often rings so hollow

By John D. Pierce It doesn’t mean much to say one believes the Bible. Just consider all the conflicting and often awful stuff said over the centuries, and even recently, by those claiming biblical authority. Not surprising, there are many people who reject the Bible...

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Good gathering

By John D. Pierce Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Nurturing Faith exhibit at last week's Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly in Dallas, where we offered copies of Nurturing Faith Journal and Bible Studies, CBF Resources and more than 75 Nurturing...

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What is taking so long?

By John D. Pierce As a denominational body that has capitulated to fundamentalist power, the Southern Baptist Convention is at times a curiosity to me, but not a matter of real interest. I moved on long ago. Primarily, it revels in irrelevancy — passionately debating...

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Dallas doings

By John D. Pierce Nurturing Faith will have an active presence at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly this week (June 13-15) at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. Our exhibit will feature sample copies of Nurturing Faith Journal & Bible Studies, and the...

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Dangers and delights of risky dining

By John D. Pierce Anthony Bourdain’s tragic death has drawn attention to how he not only enjoyed the exotic food he encountered while filming his CNN show but how comfortably and deeply he engaged those with whom he shared a table. Such observations reminded me of an...

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Bruce’s western presence more than peaks and perks

By John D. Pierce Often I tell people there’s a big difference in visiting Yellowstone and visiting Yellowstone with Bruce Gourley. Those who’ve participated in one of our small-group Nurturing Faith Experiences to the scenic national park and surrounding beauty of...

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Latest Blog Articles: Tony Cartledge

Up to our ears — in dirt

Today the Jezreel dig team traveling through Campbell University Divinity School and Nurturing Faith Experiences finished our last day of serious digging: tomorrow involves lots of brushing, cleaning, photographs, and odd jobs. The crew has been faithful and fabulous,...

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Dig these stories … Part Four

Here's another in our series of reflections from participants in the Jezreel Expedition  archaeological dig traveling with Campbell University Divinity School / Nurturing Faith Experiences. Dale Belvin is a 2009 graduate of CUDS. For the past seven years, he has been...

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Dig these stories … Part Three

Participants on the Campbell University Divinity School/Nurturing Faith Experiences Jezreel Dig team have much to share about their thoughts and experiences. My two previous posts included thoughts from six participants: here are three more who benefitted in some way...

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Dig these stories … part two

Participants on the Campbell University Divinity School/Nurturing Faith Experiences Jezreel Dig team have much to share about their thoughts and experiences, and I'm posting a few along the way. All students received scholarship help from the Snellings Fund. Several...

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Dig these stories …

Readers hear enough of me ... I've asked participants on the Campbell University Divinity School/Nurturing Faith Experiences Jezreel Dig team to share some of their thoughts and experiences, and will be posting a few each day for the next several days. All students...

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Getting down and dirty …

Archaeology lovers who have joined the Jezreel Expedition archaeological dig for the next two weeks started getting down and dirty on Monday and Tuesday. Monday began before sunup with an orientation walk from Jezreel's upper tel to the lower tel, with interpretive...

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Latest Blog Articles: Ginger Hughes

Dear Young Ones,

By: Ginger Hughes Dear Young Ones, I know you’re scared. I know you’re scared because you’ve been pulled away from your mom or dad, grandmother or grandfather, tears flowing from their eyes, a look of terror on their faces. I know you’re scared because people are...

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Together We Can

By: Ginger Hughes I’ve spent a lot of time in hospitals in recent months.  A LOT of time.  And while I spent most of that time in my mom's room, I still had ample opportunity to notice some things, one of which is how many people it takes to run a hospital. There are...

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Drop The Ropes

By: Ginger Hughes Our youngest loves to pretend “horses.” This means he holds one end of a rope, and someone who loves him enough to go along with his shenanigans (namely me, his daddy, or a grandparent) holds the other end while he pretends to lead us around like a...

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The Sunday Challenge

By: Ginger Hughes In just a couple of hours, my house will most likely look as though something exploded. How do I know? Because it happens almost every week. Tiny shoes will be dumped out of the basket and onto the floor of the closet in an attempt to find matches....

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Small Acts With Big Love

By: Ginger Hughes Some days it all feels overwhelming to me.  Does it to you? I watch the news and discover enough sadness and darkness to make me want to crawl back in the bed and pull the cover up over my head. Families are being murdered in our churches, children...

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Eyes To See and A Heart To Act

By: Ginger Hughes I’m not sure what she saw when she looked at me. There were no tears.  My eyes were no longer swollen or red-rimmed.  I was simply standing at the door of the intensive care unit, eyes downcast, waiting for my cousin to join me there. I glanced up...

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