Understanding “Gospel” In The Colossians Epistle

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Word Gary Pollard If you’re remotely religious, you’re familiar with the word “gospel.” It has a wide semantic range, describing everything from a genre of music (and a few sub-genres) to the trustworthiness of a statement (“gospel truth”) to an all-encompassing description of religious doctrine.  The word literally means, “God’s good newsContinue reading “Understanding “Gospel” In The Colossians Epistle”

These Two Just Don’t Mix

THURSDAY’S COLUMN: “CAPTAIN’S BLOG” Carl Pollard Some things just don’t mix. Milk and orange juice, Auburn and Alabama fans, Coca Cola and Mentos. There is one particular mix that can sometimes be fatal. Blood pressure medicine can be a great thing, but when mixed with Advil/Ibuprofen it can harm your body and even give youContinue reading “These Two Just Don’t Mix”

My Heroes Have Always Been Preachers

Neal Pollard I got to walk through the Aigne-Marne World War I American Cemetery east of Paris, France, in the Spring of 2006. It was dedicated in 1923 by an army general who said, “Now and then, a veteran will come here to live again the brave days of that distant June. Our countrymen willContinue reading “My Heroes Have Always Been Preachers”

“GM”

Neal Pollard I make a notation “GM” along with the date and place on the paper copy of my sermons to indicate that I preached that sermon in a gospel meeting. It is one of my homemade preacher shorthand notations. Growing up a “PK” (“preacher’s kid,” of course), I’ve got a lot of GM memories.Continue reading ““GM””

Petrified!

Neal Pollard Perhaps you have seen the incredible collections of petrified wood in some of our National Parks or Monuments, or maybe you have seen individual examples in any number of other places. A geology site briefly explains how material becomes petrified: Petrified wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried byContinue reading “Petrified!”

Selling What You Don’t Own

Neal Pollard One of the more ingenious and amusing entrepreneurial moves I’ve ever heard is the company that offers to sell you a star.  For a price, you can buy a star and name it for a loved one.  The company will send you a gift pack along with registering the star in the nameContinue reading “Selling What You Don’t Own”