What Does “Mean” Mean?

Neal Pollard Does that question seem strange to you? Mean is a verb defined as "intend to convey, indicate, or refer to" (Apple Dictionary, Version 2.2.2). Postmodernism claims that there is no purely objective knowledge, truth, or norms. Therefore, meaning is what you make it mean. Several years ago, James Sire gave the framework for what … Continue reading What Does “Mean” Mean?

Alternate Realities

Neal Pollard I don't know when I first noticed it, but I've noticed that it has dramatically intensified in the last few years. We might call it the "CNN-Foxnews Dissonance" where a specific event is viewed, explained, and interpreted in such different ways that the observer is left believing that it could not be just … Continue reading Alternate Realities

Driving Heavy Trucks Over Old Roman Bridges

Neal Pollard Periodically, the Bear Valley Bible Institute shows the student body Francis Schaeffer’s classic video series, “How Should We Then Live?” There is a book of the same title that covers the same essential material. A part that particularly stands out in my mind is this analogy: “A culture or an individual with a … Continue reading Driving Heavy Trucks Over Old Roman Bridges

“Let Them Alone”

Neal Pollard It is a commendable mixture of righteous indignation, conviction, and affection for the Lord and His church to want to answer all the critics, rebut all the troublemakers, defend all the reputations, and fight all the false teaching out there.  Knowing how best to deal with the pot-stirrers or the novel-doctrine-peddlers can cause … Continue reading “Let Them Alone”

THE TALE OF CYNIC, CYRUS DIFFY

Neal Pollard At the corner of Oak and Griffey Lived an old man, Cyrus Diffy. (*) A lifelong skeptic, centered on self With Dawkins and Darwin on his shelf He scoffed at those he thought “too much,” Who leaned on religion as their crutch. Whose faith was rested on their Bible Were subject to his … Continue reading THE TALE OF CYNIC, CYRUS DIFFY