“The Frozen Chosen”

Monday’s Column: Neal At The Cross Neal Pollard Recently, in discussing some extremes on matters like the Holy Spirit, grace, and emotion in our worship services, a brother said that a friend of his referred to churches of Christ as “the frozen chosen.” The man was part of a religious group we’d call “charismatic,” andContinue reading ““The Frozen Chosen””

Guard Duty

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog ‘ Carl Pollard What does it mean to “guard our hearts?” The word “guard” means to watch over in order to protect and control. So we’re supposed to protect our hearts…but not the physical heart. This isn’t an article on cholesterol, so what do we mean by heart? Scripture uses theContinue reading “Guard Duty”

Mind Your Thinking

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog Carl Pollard Growing up there were certain tasks that my parents would give me that I didn’t want to do. Washing the floorboards, weeding the garden, cutting vinyl siding, and digging holes with a post hole digger. These are just a few examples of what many of us would consider hardContinue reading “Mind Your Thinking”

“Heartaches”

Tuesday’s Column: “Dale Mail” Dale Pollard Have you ever been in such emotional pain that your heart felt like it was literally aching? The worst pain in this life is not always physical. Often times it’s the emotional pain of saying “good bye” that can drive us to our knees. It can make us lashContinue reading ““Heartaches””

THE HEART OF JONAH

TUESDAY COLUMN: “DALE MAIL” Dale Pollard The book of Jonah is a unique book in the Old Testament. Unlike other prophetic books, God chooses to focus on the prophet himself rather than the message being preached by him. While many lessons can be pulled from this four chapter book, there’s one in particular that weContinue reading “THE HEART OF JONAH”

Build That Wall!

Neal Pollard The partisan vitriol ramps up whenever subjects like border security and immigration are mentioned. It is a subject as much a part of the political divide as “Russian Collusion,” tax reform, and affordable health care. Let the politically passionate debate all those topics, but did you know Scripture talks about the importance ofContinue reading “Build That Wall!”

Learning About Worship From Children

Neal Pollard Thom Vaught gave the “elders remarks” last night after the Young Lions participated in their annual program of Scripture reading, song leading, prayer, and preaching. The fourteen first through six graders obviously listened well and learned much. Thom noted how we look at the Christian life as a marathon, but these boys (andContinue reading “Learning About Worship From Children”

WikiLeaks (And God)

Jeff Wiant (guest baker) Up until this past election cycle I had never even heard of WikiLeaks. Months and endless press later, I have become very familiar with this website. For those who may have been living under a rock for the past few months, WikiLeaks is a website that publishes secret information, news leaks,Continue reading “WikiLeaks (And God)”

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!”

What Are You Consuming?

Neal Pollard A 17-year-old girl had a stomach ache so bad that she had to go to the hospital. She had lost her appetite, she could barely walk, and doctors for three years had simply given her pain medicine for her inexplicable abdominal issues. The girl’s family had paid over $7000 in medical tests toContinue reading “What Are You Consuming?”