Seth Pierce

Puyallup Church lead pastor
Washington Conference

The Widow's Echo

In Ovid’s rendition of the tale of Narcissus, he writes of a talkative nymph, much admired by Venus, the goddess of love, for her beautiful voice.

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Infallibility and Authority

Most of the time this column shares a personal reflection or a story with a note of encouragement for a situation you may be facing.

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No Itinerary, Only a Promise

I once read a story about a young cartographer who returned to his ancestral village to create the first map of the area.

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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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