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Ministers and the sin of false witness

Ministers and the sin of false witness

By John D. Pierce The late Christian ethicist Foy Valentine used to quip, “I’m not just preaching, I’m telling the truth.” Truth telling, one might think, would be a primary concern and function of preachers. But the truth is that when it comes to professional...
Avoiding alarmist anxieties

Avoiding alarmist anxieties

By John D. Pierce Our well-established, sprawling neighborhood has a Facebook page that serves a variety of purposes — ranging from helpful to annoying. Residents recommend painters, plumbers and other home repair specialists. And there are shared opportunities for...
Streams, ditches and other life lessons

Streams, ditches and other life lessons

By John D. Pierce Age doesn’t necessarily bring wisdom, but we can learn a few things over the years if we pay attention and are willing to consider new light. I claim no higher perch from which to speak than others. However, there are some lessons gained along the...
Survey says…

Survey says…

By John D. Pierce Here’s the bottom line: Conservative Christians are the least flexible when considering social change and the most likely to blame their steadfast resistance on God. Most Americans (6 out of 10) don’t believe it is morally wrong for someone to...