Repetition again

Repetition again

By John Pierce Here we go again: Stomping and stumbling our way through Lent. Choosing the rocky, rugged, narrow path of introspection and confession. Why? For one, we know where it all leads. But doing it all again also brings about some unexpected results. It’s a...
Idealism — or faith greater than mine?

Idealism — or faith greater than mine?

By John Pierce Yesterday, when reporting on the Islamic State’s continuous barbarism, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer discussed claims that an American hostage had been killed in Jordanian airstrikes. The conversations were primarily, and appropriately, about the likelihood this...
15 challenging, rewarding years

15 challenging, rewarding years

By John Pierce Fifteen years ago (Feb. 1, 2000) I embarked on a new and different journey as executive editor of Baptists Today, an autonomous, national news journal based in Macon, Ga. It has been a demanding yet rewarding experience. At times, the challenges seemed...
Riding on an ox

Riding on an ox

By John Pierce Recently, a college friend drew my attention to an interesting story found in The Toronto Sun back in 2012. A tour group, traveling by bus across Iceland, made a Saturday afternoon stop near a volcanic canyon in the southern highlands. A woman in the...