A Runaway Ford

Neal Pollard Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is eating up news headlines these days, from admitting "to smoking crack cocaine, buying illegal drugs, and driving after consuming alcohol" (Allison Martell, Reuters, 11/18/13).  His profanity-laced tirades, graphic sexual remarks, domestic incidents, and general godless behavior are all marquee letters on a sign that reads, "No self control … Continue reading A Runaway Ford

“SACKCLOTH UNDERNEATH”

            Neal Pollard The first time I recall understanding the significance of the story in 2 Kings 6:30 was sitting in a class taught by Wendell Winkler. He called the lesson "Hidden Cares." He told us to remember that sitting in the audience each week we preached would be any … Continue reading “SACKCLOTH UNDERNEATH”

THE UTTER INSUFFICIENCY OF THEORIES AND QUESTIONS AS THE “ANSWER”

Neal Pollard As a teenager I once had a Bible class teacher who found it appealing, as a teaching style, to raise questions but give no answers. Some students thought it was cool to keep things theoretical.  It is interesting that his class never really arrived at absolute truth but stayed hypothetical.  I remember feeling … Continue reading THE UTTER INSUFFICIENCY OF THEORIES AND QUESTIONS AS THE “ANSWER”

Precious Fellowship!

Neal PollardKathy and I were privileged to speak in Price, Utah, at the Carbon Emery lectureship.  This program affords brethren in that state a chance to be challenged by a specific topic while enjoying each others' company.  Never has the saying been true for us that we were the ones blessed for the time spent.  … Continue reading Precious Fellowship!

A Beautiful Tribute

Neal Pollard Kathy and I attended the funeral of Mildred (Millie) King, Larry's mom and relative to several Bear Valley members, this morning at the Loveland church of Christ.  Ron Lauterbach, the local preacher there, delivered a fine tribute to the godliness of this woman.  So many kind things were said by Ron as well … Continue reading A Beautiful Tribute

The Value Of Self-Forgetfulness (Poem)

Neal Pollard Imagine a garden of flowers With a rose in its midst in full bloom This one blossom feels that it towers Over all others sharing its space and room It's sure that its pedals are most plush No other more red in its hue No stem greener, no rival more lush It sought … Continue reading The Value Of Self-Forgetfulness (Poem)

What Playing With Fire Can Do To Married Couples

Neal Pollard The video from a gas station surveillance camera shows the baffling details. 37-year-old Austin Dawkins was playing with a cigarette lighter and got too close to his gas tank as his 30-year-old wife, Jessica, stood beside him at his truck as he was pumping gas.  Flames flare up, Jessica runs away, and Austin … Continue reading What Playing With Fire Can Do To Married Couples

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

Should Obese Kids Get Candy?

Neal Pollard The cynic surely believes this lady is feeding her urge for 15 minutes of fame or seeking an outlet for her social ideology.  The tenderhearted finds it cruel and unfeeling.  The overweight likely are offended.  The objective observer still must be shaking his or her head in disbelief. The Fargo, North Dakota, woman, … Continue reading Should Obese Kids Get Candy?

SINGAPORE SAYS NO TO ASHLEY MADISON

Neal Pollard Ashley Madison, which markets itself as an extramarital dating service with the slogan "Life is short. Have an affair," has used email campaigns and other advertising including a controversial Super Bowl Ad a few years ago.  While it is appalling that such a service could exist, it is more appalling that there are … Continue reading SINGAPORE SAYS NO TO ASHLEY MADISON