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...
Lessons from the cotton patch continue

Lessons from the cotton patch continue

By John Pierce A recent coffee-shop conversation led me to note that Jesus was not very socially acceptable. American Christians, in general, have domesticated the Son of God into someone less offensive than the real one — whose offenses included loving the unlovely,...