Nicknames

Nicknames

By John Pierce During a camping trip when we were teens, my best friend Dale peeled a bright orange, oval label from the package of meat we were about to grill and pressed it to his forehead. It simply read, “GROUND CHUCK.” Not only did the label stick; so did a...
Those baffling Baptist boundary keepers

Those baffling Baptist boundary keepers

An admittedly snarky blog by John Pierce Over recent decades a major shift occurred within Southern Baptist Convention leadership. The emphasis moved from cooperation to control. Specifically, terms like “inerrancy” became code words for equating biblical allegiance...
Personal problems

Personal problems

By John Pierce Politicians and news media were frenzied yesterday following the deadly passenger train wreck in Philadelphia. There were passionate calls for cooperation, spending and competency beyond the typical legislative process or news reporting. Something...
Good reminders about messing up

Good reminders about messing up

By John Pierce Often graduation speeches can be nap inducing. But I heard a couple of good ones last week at the University of Georgia where my daughter wrapped up her undergraduate studies. First, entrepreneur Marc Gorlin spoke to the graduates of UGA’s Henry W....
Be careful what you wish for

Be careful what you wish for

By John Pierce A U.S. district judge has issued an order in favor of Hamilton County, Tenn., to open public meetings with prayer. A Court of Appeals will surely be the next stop. This is just one more in the long, endless series of wranglings over the mix of...