Knowing and Growing

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...
Ranch life provides good ending

Ranch life provides good ending

By John D. Pierce Including the “Nurturing Faith Experience: Yellowstone/Grand Tetons” in your winter dreaming and planning could lead to a memorable summer. This unique travel opportunity, July 9-16, will be comfortable and casual, yet well planned and simply...
Listening to and for inspiration

Listening to and for inspiration

By John Pierce While participating in the Nurturing Faith Experience to Glacier, Mont., this summer, singer/songwriter Scott Willis was inspired write a beautiful song titled “Maker of All.” He sang the emerging words of worship during our last morning gathering...
Explore the Civil War — and its continuing impact

Explore the Civil War — and its continuing impact

By John Pierce There is a wonderful opportunity on Oct. 22-23 in Chattanooga, Tenn., to gain new insights into the American Civil War that ended 150 years ago. Please consider joining us for this informative and enjoyable time. Two excellent historians, Bruce Gourley...
A musical conversation to which you are invited

A musical conversation to which you are invited

By John Pierce Whenever I fill the pulpit of a church — near or far, large or small — it is not surprising to see another name listed in the order of worship: Stan Pethel. Lacking omnipresence, Stan is not in attendance everywhere his name appears. Yet choral music...