Be Dependable!

Neal Pollard One of the hamstrings of most every church is a lack of dependable Christians. When Christians do show themselves undependable, they contribute so much to a church—much frustration, disappointment, and friction. We should all be dependable. You probably know little about Shelemiah, Zadok, Pedaiah and Hanon.  Little is said about them. But listen … Continue reading Be Dependable!

“You’ll End Up Naming Everybody On The Team”

Neal Pollard Quirky closer (a redundant statement) Sean Doolittle was interviewed last week right after the Washington Nationals clinched the city's first trip to the World Series since FDR was first inaugurated there. Asked how they did it, Doolittle said, "I think once you start naming guys that stepped up in different ways, you’ll end … Continue reading “You’ll End Up Naming Everybody On The Team”

Walking 10 Miles To Avoid The “Bear”

Neal Pollard Spoiler alert: This story does not make me look good. It was 1984, and my family and I lived in Roopville, Georgia. We were enjoying one of those idyllic west Georgia October days, with temperatures cool enough for a jacket but the sun graciously, brightly beaming. It was a perfect Saturday to explore … Continue reading Walking 10 Miles To Avoid The “Bear”

God Reigns Over America In 2019

Neal Pollard I do not mean to suggest that God is pleased with this nation today. Scripture would indicate that He is anything but happy with our immorality, materialism, and hypocrisy from the highest levels of government on down to the citizenry (cf. Prov. 14:34). From 2008-2016, He put Barak Obama in the White House. … Continue reading God Reigns Over America In 2019

Mbah Gotho, Methusaleh, And Mortality

Neal Pollard Incredibly, his residency card and his nation's official documents, state his birthday as December 31, 1870 (The Guardian). For clarification, that was almost three weeks before Germany became an official nation, only five years after the end of the Civil War (reconstruction was just underway and Ulysses Grant was president), 28 years before … Continue reading Mbah Gotho, Methusaleh, And Mortality

They Saved $200, But What Did It Cost Them?

Neal Pollard I respectfully wade into Kentucky's most hallowed sport (basketball) because of information passed along by some diehard Wildcat fans in the eastern part of the state. A brother shared with me that Pat Summitt almost became the university's women's basketball coach, but they refused to pay her moving expenses--calculated at about $200. Turns … Continue reading They Saved $200, But What Did It Cost Them?

Marriages Secretly In Trouble

Neal Pollard Social media has done us no favors, with the temptation it presents to project happiness and perfection while masking the trials and challenges inevitable for such a long-term commitment as marriage is. Not only can we be guilty of misrepresenting our own relationship, but we can unwittingly put pressure on other couples who … Continue reading Marriages Secretly In Trouble

The $3 Million Dollar Hammer

Reblogging a post I wrote some years ago in view of our upcoming gospel meeting.

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On November 16, 1992, retired gardener Eric Hawes was asked to help his neighbor, a farmer, find his hammer.  Using his metal detector, Hawes found something else instead.  He found “15,000 gold and silver coins, gold jewellery and numerous small items of silver tableware, including pepper pots, ladles and spoons” (www.britishmuseum.org).  It is estimated that this Roman treasure, better known as the Hoxne Hoard, was buried around 407-408 A.D. as Roman rule in Britain was deteriorating.  The coins represent eight different emperors and all were in excellent condition.  The British Museum purchased the treasure and a reward was paid to Hawes.  Hawes gave the hammerless farmer, Peter Whatling, a cut of the 1.75 million British pounds paid him.

A Military Police officer once found “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden in Christ” (cf. Col. 2:1-3) when he pulled over a preacher that was driving one mile per…

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“Hello, My Name Is Roger Johnson”

Neal Pollard Yesterday morning, I learned how much of a sense of humor the Lehman Avenue church members have. I prefaced my sermon by sharing a great tip a fellow-preacher passed along to me last week. He told the folks at his new work, "Please introduce yourself by name until I greet you by name … Continue reading “Hello, My Name Is Roger Johnson”