Seth Pierce

Puyallup Church lead pastor
Washington Conference

Peacemaker

One of the internet’s greatest gifts to me is the recurring picture of two fighting siblings in an “I Love You” shirt — a single T-shirt, worn by both parties, that almost forces the kids to hug an

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Dysfunctional Self-Sufficiency

Recently I watched a TED Talk during which organizational consultant Yves Morieux discusses the lack of positive change in organizations. In my estimation that includes churches.

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Testing Without the Stressing

As I write this latest installment of my monthly column, I am embarked on preparations for my Ph.D. qualifying exams this fall.

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Soul Winning

I like winning. I feel fairly confident that everyone does, since it is a rare thing to find someone who enjoys losing — at least in the general sense.

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Whataboutism

Several years ago, I preached a sermon on grace at one of our colleges. After the message a concerned student approached me and said, "I really appreciated your talk on grace.

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Rage Flu

When Billy Graham’s death made it onto social media, I sifted through a variety of passionate responses — not all of them pleasant.

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Follow the Dog

Recently I bore the crushing burden of a stopover in Fiji after preaching for a camp meeting in New Zealand. More specifically, I spent two days on the remote Mana Island — population 400.

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False Expectations

There was an island where a few Englishmen, Frenchmen and Germans lived in 1914. It was so remote that news arrived every 60 days.

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Our Transcendent Brains

Change is a dirty word for a lot of people — until they get stuck.

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Along Came a Spider, Part 2

Well, after our bake sale break last month, it is time to pick up where we left off in discussing the proliferation of false teachers running around the world and how it is they continue to be succ

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