By John D. Pierce

Original content that stirs the mind and heart is the defining mark of Nurturing Faith Journal & Bible Studies. So don’t miss out on the upcoming March/April issue that hits mailboxes soon.

The cover story features Austin’s Trinity Street Players, a church-based community theater company that brings diverse persons and important causes together.

Leadership coach/consultant Eddie Hammett takes the first turn in a new series titled, “Being Church.” In a Q&A format he offers observations and guidance for congregational leaders facing traditions, trends and changing times.

North Carolina’s famed novelist Clyde Edgerton talks with Rick Jordan about faith, storytelling, dissent, and where he finds inspiration for the characters he creates.

On the media page, I review the newest CD from veteran singer/songwriter Pat Terry who delves into life’s challenges and joys with some upbeat, insightful tunes.

Pam Durso offers information, encouragement and guidance for Christian communities to talk constructively about sexual harassment and abuse.

Tony Cartledge looks back on “a year of discoveries” to see what archeologists found in 2018 and what those findings mean for modern learners.

Columnist Brett Younger tackles “5,001 things to do before you die” (and keeps it to one page in the journal). Ron Perritt offers a modern parable for Easter.

Historian Bruce Gourley takes a fresh look at the religious faith of FDR. Playwright/actor Al Staggs considers how Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “view from the underside” is needed to address injustices today.

Scholar Ben Self explores how various and evolving views of life and death have shaped beliefs about eternity. And astrophysicist Paul Wallace turns to two books of the Bible and two planets to respond to a query about global warming.

All of this and much, much more — plus the superb weekly Nurturing Faith Bible Studies by Tony Cartledge, with video overviews, lesson plans and other teaching resources online — come with a subscription to Nurturing Faith Journal.

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