“Soft Civil War”

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard It is no secret that we are politically divided in this country. Larger cities are typically progressive, while the majority of a state’s rural populations are conservative. This has even dictated what kind of news we watch! If you watch CNN, you fit in with progressives. If you watchContinue reading ““Soft Civil War””

The Tie That Binds 

Tuesday’s Column: Dale Mail Dale Pollard When it comes to the families that make up the church, what ties us together is a common bright future. While every family has it’s differences, one constant remains— the church. All strive to follow those guidelines laid out in Scripture. Paul says in Philippians 1:6, “And I’m SUREContinue reading “The Tie That Binds “

Maybe Nobody’s Right?

Tuesday’s Column: Dale Mail Dale Pollard Wasted potential is a terrible tragedy and this could not be more true when it comes to those who squander their potential in the church. Consider two common examples we find in many congregations today. There may be an older man who uses the respect, earned by his lengthyContinue reading “Maybe Nobody’s Right?”

God is Protective of His Church

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard Many have heard, “Do not be deceived: bad company corrupts good morals” (I Corinthians 15.33). It’s not difficult to understand the concepts in this verse. If our closest relationships are with worldly people, our ethics and behavior will reflect this. Fun fact: the word for company here is ὁμιλίαContinue reading “God is Protective of His Church”

Of One the Lord Has Made the Race

Friday’s Column: Supplemental Strength Brent Pollard  John Moody McCaleb was a missionary in Japan for the better part of his life. He moved to the island nation during the Meiji era, in which Japan was sprinting to catch up to the technology and emulate the political philosophy of the West. The war-weary pacifist, David Lipscomb,Continue reading “Of One the Lord Has Made the Race”

Chasing Calm In The Chaos Of Conflict

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard Conflict stinks. It’s unpleasant, uncomfortable, and far too easy to do poorly. Conflict is a delicate game balancing a desire to achieve a certain outcome without causing unnecessary escalation. We live in a world where evil is alive and well. No one wants evil to exist, but it does becauseContinue reading “Chasing Calm In The Chaos Of Conflict”

Untied States

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard My wife and I were watching an NCIS episode where terrorists attempt to use fake currency to carry out an attack on the U.S. power grid. Their trail was picked up when instead of “United States” on the bills, “Untied States,” was found.  With the pandemic we’re facing, weContinue reading “Untied States”

Unity Between The Old And The Young

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard An engine needs three things to run: fuel, spark, and air (compression). Engines have come a very long way since their initial designs and unless you’re driving an e-car, these items still have to be in place and tuned properly. I’m partial to older engines simply because they’re easyContinue reading “Unity Between The Old And The Young”

“They Were Together”

Monday’s Column: Neal At The Cross Neal Pollard When I study the phenomenal growth of the New Testament church, there is no doubt that they owed that growth to the divine source of the message they preached and the dedicated way in which the early Christians spread the good news. They also believed that messageContinue reading ““They Were Together””

Knowing What D.C. Stands For

Neal Pollard Inasmuch as we don’t want laws or policies enacted that violate God’s Word and we want precious freedoms, especially religious ones, preserved and protected, we can really get into what is going on in Washington, from Capitol Hill to Pennsylvania Avenue. Many know that “D.C.” is an abbreviation for “District of Columbia,” anContinue reading “Knowing What D.C. Stands For”