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...
Jitsuo Morikawa: Father of Baptist Environmentalism

Jitsuo Morikawa: Father of Baptist Environmentalism

The stories of Asian Americans have, unfortunately, been neglected or outright ignored in Baptist histories. This is regrettable, especially so in the case of one extremely notable Asian American leader, Jitsuo Morikawa, once dubbed by Tony Campolo as “the most...
Sharing Your Faith When Words Escape You

Sharing Your Faith When Words Escape You

The Way of Mission is a fresh approach to sharing your faith. Grace, mission, hope and choice. Four points, four phrases, four Bible references, simple enough to tick off on the fingers of one hand with a thumb to spare. I’ve been pondering The Way of Mission in my...
Could it Be the Last Days?

Could it Be the Last Days?

The letter came in a business-sized envelope, but it was hand addressed in bold print with a complete return address and an honest-to-God stamp. How often does that happen? I noted the Raleigh postmark but didn’t recognize the sender’s name, so I opened it with some...