Still Restoring

Neal Pollard The idea of restoring New Testament Christianity is “that God set forth His standard of acceptance in salvation, worship, church organization and daily living” and “to follow the teachings of God, revealed in the New Testament, to direct our lives in the same way as He did first century Christians” (therestorationmovement.com/about.htm). We can … Continue reading Still Restoring

Resolutions Reinforcements–#3

Neal Pollard Grambling State's Shakyla Hill pulled off a rare feat in basketball last night, achieving a "quadruple double" (meaning at least ten of four statistical categories--points, steals, rebounds, blocks, and/or assists). It was the first time a woman had done that in Division One in a quarter century and only the fourth all-time. There … Continue reading Resolutions Reinforcements–#3

The Religion Of Resolutions

Neal Pollard Have you ever wondered about the origin of New Year’s resolutions? I have. If they are to be trusted, the folks at the History Channel denote the Babylonians, nearly 4,000 years ago, as the founder of such culture-wide determinations. It was as part of a 12-day religious festival known as Akitu. Later, at … Continue reading The Religion Of Resolutions

How Determined Are You?

Neal Pollard Karoly Takacs has one of the most interesting stories in Olympic History. The right-handed pistol marksman and sergeant in the Hungarian Army was a world-class shooter, but was denied an opportunity to compete in the 1936 games since only commissioned officers could compete. That prohibition was lifted after these games and Takacs anticipated … Continue reading How Determined Are You?

THE MORE I KNOW, THE LESS I KNOW

Neal Pollard It is a true paradox. Today,  I’ve been married longer than I have ever been.  I’ve been a father longer than I have ever been.  The same is true for me as a Christian, a preacher, and every other relationship I am in.  My experience in all of these has never been greater … Continue reading THE MORE I KNOW, THE LESS I KNOW

DETERMINED TO GET OUT THE NEWS

Neal Pollard I spoke with our newspaper deliveryman this morning, and he had some story to tell.  He summarized his experience as the longest 15 hours of his life.  He got stuck once and had been towed twice.  He delivers his newspapers in a 2014 Toyota Camry, a front-wheel drive vehicle fighting against 10-12 inches … Continue reading DETERMINED TO GET OUT THE NEWS