How we say it matters

How we say it matters

By John Pierce Often I need the reminder, “It’s not just what you say but how you say it.” Those of us who tend to be rather direct — and somewhat blunt — in making our points can be correct in our statements yet inadequate in communicating needed sensitivity and...
The growing years

The growing years

By John Pierce [Note: My brother, Robert Franklin Pierce Jr., was a minister in the North Georgia Conference of United Methodists. He died Sept. 1 after years of struggling with a variety of health concerns. These are some of my reflections on our growing up...
‘Cultivating Generosity’

‘Cultivating Generosity’

By John Pierce Someday I hope to meet Rembrant (Rem) Stokes. I’ve learned a lot from him already. One of his Clemson University classmates of old shared with me a copy of Rem’s book, Cultivating Generosity: Giving What’s Right, Not What’s Left (LifeRich Publishing,...
Space available for Israel tour

Space available for Israel tour

By John Pierce Eight spaces are available to tour Israel, Nov. 6-17, with Tony Cartledge, an excellent Bible scholar and writer of the Nurturing Faith Bible Studies, and Doron Heiliger, one of Israel’s most experienced and sought-after guides. Historian Bruce Gourley...