Lessons from the Legend of C.B. Pierce

Lessons from the Legend of C.B. Pierce

My great-grandfather, Calvin Berry Pierce, was a strapping man who wasn’t particularly patient, so my dad told me during one of our front porch conversations many years ago. Therefore, I’m living proof that a less-than-positive trait can travel at least four...
How to Respond (If At All) to Misinformation

How to Respond (If At All) to Misinformation

The following is a question with which I’m wrestling and have not yet found a completely satisfying answer. So, I’m probing more than proclaiming here. How best should one respond to social media posts – or in-person comments as those rise from the ashes – that pass...
Confessing a Ministry Failure

Confessing a Ministry Failure

It has taken decades for me to fully recognize and come to terms with a significant failure, especially in my earlier ministry life, that needs to be confessed. This awareness has come into clearer focus recently, when examining some of the fruit it has produced....
Living Free From Stranglehold of Fear

Living Free From Stranglehold of Fear

Fear is often a defining factor of one’s faith. If there’s anything I’ve found to be consistently true over many decades, it is this reality. Often, I quote my friend, Bill Tillman, a fine Christian ethicist, who would say to his students, “Tell me something about...