Seth Pierce

Puyallup Church lead pastor
Washington Conference

Life in the 'Fidgetal Age'

In 1934 George Herbert Mead (and later with the help of Harold Blumer) created a communication theory known as symbolic interactionism.

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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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