What’s So “Social” About It?

Neal Pollard "Social" is an interesting word. It can be a noun, as in "church social," referring to a gathering of people to socialize. Usually, it is an adjective--"social studies," "social club," "social butterfly," or "social grace." "Social" modifies another word to form a phrase normally found only in the restraints of religious discussion. The … Continue reading What’s So “Social” About It?

HURT PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE

Neal Pollard Several have made the observation that hurt people are inclined to hurt people.  I have been told that by others to explain mean, hurtful, rude, and inappropriate remarks.  Yet, since everyone experiences significant hurt (so the Holy Spirit said through Job in Job 14:1), why doesn't everyone lash out and wound others as … Continue reading HURT PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE

Please Hang Up Your Smartphone

Neal Pollard Prefatory note: I am writing as a guilty party rather than an innocent bystander.  The following words are directed inwardly at least as much as outwardly. It is getting hard to remember what we did before we got our smartphones.  How did we keep from answering everyone's texts immediately or looking up the … Continue reading Please Hang Up Your Smartphone