Seeing God In Nature: Volcanos

Neal Pollard As we received word of the volcanic eruption near Guatemala City, Guatemala, yesterday, where Bear Valley Bible Institute has had an extension school for several years, we were reminded of the omnipotence of God. The power God displays through nature and His creation reveal how such a powerful effect reveals an even more … Continue reading Seeing God In Nature: Volcanos

ARE YOU ON THE LIST?

Neal Pollard I recently heard D.C. Brown, illustrating proper conduct, mention a list I’ve seen at times in my adult life. The list he mentioned was of people whose personal checks the cashier was not to take. The offenders apparently wrote “bad checks,” checks they did not have sufficient funds to cover. The names, as … Continue reading ARE YOU ON THE LIST?

Tora! Tora! Tora!

Neal Pollard Today marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the event which drew our country into World War II. 2,343 men were killed, 1,143 were wounded, and 960 unaccounted for or missing. The Japanese chose Sunday to attack as it was the most relaxed day of the week for the servicemen. … Continue reading Tora! Tora! Tora!

Is It A “Sign”?

Neal Pollard I read about the discovery of World War I shells found in the Sea of Galilee, likely dumped by fleeing Turkish ships lightening their load to escape the pursuit of the British. There is a bigger story, though, than a 100-year-old wartime artifact being found in an unlikely place. The shell was uncovered … Continue reading Is It A “Sign”?

Some Things That Will Not Be At The Judgment

Neal Pollard What will the throne of judgment look like? What will Christ, the Judge, look like? Will the Judgment be experienced through the sense of sight? What will be different there from this life? What will be changed? The Bible speaks often about the moment of reckoning, when the righteous and wicked dead (John … Continue reading Some Things That Will Not Be At The Judgment

Ancient, But Temporary

Neal Pollard The oldest buildings in the world are found in Turkey, France, Italy, Scotland, Malta, England, Ireland, and Iran. All of them date back to at least 3,000 B.C.  They include tombs, temples, settlements, houses, sanctuaries, and plazas. They are historical treasures, revealing the earliest dental procedures, burial habits, religious ceremonies of pagans, societies … Continue reading Ancient, But Temporary

GET READY!

Neal Pollard As one who can count on one hand the number of snow events experienced in childhood, I have lived the last decade in Colorado where snow is more ordinary than oddity. Even so, the meteorological chatter is much higher in advance of an anticipated big storm this weekend. Because almost all my adult … Continue reading GET READY!

Evel Knievel At Snake River Canyon

Neal Pollard Today I took a picture of a famous pile of dirt.  It was the "launch site" for an infamous jump made by an infamous figure of the '60s, '70's, and '80s.  On September 8, 1974, almost 40 years ago, Evel Knievel used a rocket-powered cycle known as the Skycycle X-2 to jump the … Continue reading Evel Knievel At Snake River Canyon

And The Rain Fell

Neal Pollard You're building your house for life, not a day By all that you do and everything you say But more important than roof or even the walls Is your foundation, for there's coming floods and squalls. Today the sky may be sunny and fair And life may seem easy with no burden or … Continue reading And The Rain Fell

An Honest Obituary

Neal Pollard It was the early 1990s, and I, as a green, inexperienced preacher, was asked to do a funeral for a man from the community with no real religious roots.  It was my first funeral for a non-Christian and I went, armed with the knowledge gained from Wendell Winkler's Preacher And His Work class, … Continue reading An Honest Obituary