John Pierce Blog

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

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...

They’re here!

By John Pierce Looking for excellent Bible studies from a trusted writer? Well, hot of the press are the first two entries in the Nurturing Faith Bible Study SERIES by Tony Cartledge. The lessons and background materials (Digging Deeper, Hardest Questions,...

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....

A chiming reminder

By John Pierce “Almighty and gracious God, You desire that Your people worship You in the beauty of holiness,” read church archivist Mary Etta Sanders from a litany of dedication. Members of First Baptist Church of Dalton, Ga., assembled on the front lawn following...

Adventure and Inspiration

By John Pierce We have just two rooms (with queen beds) remaining for individuals or couples wanting to join us for: NURTURING FAITH EXPERIENCE: MONTANA Historic Belton Chalet, West Glacier, Mont. JULY 13-18 Leader: Ken Mottram, a hospital chaplain and experienced...

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...