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...
Reaction & Response: Biden Most Popular Among ‘Nones’

Reaction & Response: Biden Most Popular Among ‘Nones’

President Biden, like President Obama, is most popular among U.S. adults claiming no religious affiliation, according to a Gallup report published April 9. A strong majority (71%) of “nones” approve “of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president,” compared to...
Tested by Pluralism, American Christianity Fails

Tested by Pluralism, American Christianity Fails

American evangelicals love to love — at times, quite widely. They give generously to “foreign missions,” with hope some unknown, lost souls in faraway lands will be rescued from eternal damnation. Many will take a trip — and pay their own expenses — to help dig a well...
Evangelicals Aren’t Dealing Well with Grief

Evangelicals Aren’t Dealing Well with Grief

The American evangelical church still does not know what to do with grief. This ignorance is a result of uninformed, immature theological reflection on grief that results in clumsy and harmful pastoral care practices among both clergy and laypeople. More often than...