Learning A Lesson From A Lantern

Gary Pollard III For some reason, I’m a big fan of old fashioned lighting. I’m especially drawn to old kerosene lanterns because they’re simple and just cool. I went to light one of my lanterns (I might have a few of them...) and the flame wouldn’t stay alive for more than a few seconds. I thought, “Maybe the vent is covered … Continue reading Learning A Lesson From A Lantern

What Vision Is

Neal Pollard It is the ability to see what a thing could be. A carpenter, looking at a tree, sees with a trained eye much more than others can see. With his expert shaping, appropriate tools, and seasoned patience, he can make out of that tree what was once only in his mind. The Lord … Continue reading What Vision Is

The Church Is Perfect, But It Isn’t

Neal Pollard After a weekend full of lessons which built our appreciation for Christ's church, I have a renewed appreciation for the incredible institution God premeditated from eternity.  The Ephesian epistle paints the picture of the church as Jesus' bride, army, body, inheritance, and family.  This exalted picture is at odds with many, from a … Continue reading The Church Is Perfect, But It Isn’t

“No Doubt You Are The People, And Wisdom Will Die With You!”

        Neal PollardThis is, in my estimation, the most withering of Job's comebacks to those miserable comforters introduced to us as his friends, Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar (2:11).  The statement is made by Job in Job 12:2 at the end of the first cycle of speeches by these friends, in all of which are accusations and … Continue reading “No Doubt You Are The People, And Wisdom Will Die With You!”

Staying On The Rails

Neal Pollard Without A Belief In The Bible's Inspiration... Why would I read, meditate upon, or study it daily (or at all) to guide my life? What will be the paradigm for directing and shaping my life? From where will I draw my understanding of Who Jesus is, what He did, and how I must … Continue reading Staying On The Rails