Deathbed Repentance?

Neal Pollard “From the stirrups to the ground, Mercy I asked for, mercy I found” That is a distorted view of grace, Which seeks God only in death’s face. It cheapens that which cost Him much, To use Him only as a deathbed crutch. Unlike the seeker at his eleventh hour, Who sincerely reaches for … Continue reading Deathbed Repentance?

METH-FLAVORED MILKSHAKE

Neal Pollard It allegedly happened in 2014, but now Fred Maldonado is taking In-N-Out Burger to court for what he said he found at the bottom of his cup.  While their is some “fishiness” to his story and the restaurant “will vigorously defend [against] these baseless claims,” Maldonado “found a napkin and two capsules in … Continue reading METH-FLAVORED MILKSHAKE

“Snodgrass’s Muff”

Neal Pollard It happened on October 16, 1912, the eighth (*) and deciding game of the World Series. In the bottom of the 10th, with his New York Giants winning by a run, Clyde Engle sent a lazy pop fly to centerfield.  Fred Snodgrass, an average hitter and dependable fielder, settled under it and ultimately … Continue reading “Snodgrass’s Muff”

CRAIGSLIST CASUALTIES

Neal Pollard Ad consultant Peter Zollman issued a report in June 2014 saying that more than 40 slayings and 30 convicted killers have been linked to Craigslist (Stephanie Slifer, CBS News online, 1/28/15).  Robbery is most often the motive behind the crime. Parry Aftab, a lawyer who specializes in Internet privacy and security law, offers … Continue reading CRAIGSLIST CASUALTIES

Selling What You Don’t Own

Neal Pollard One of the more ingenious and amusing entrepreneurial moves I’ve ever heard is the company that offers to sell you a star.  For a price, you can buy a star and name it for a loved one.  The company will send you a gift pack along with registering the star in the name … Continue reading Selling What You Don’t Own

SUCH AN EASY, DANGEROUS THING TO DO

Neal Pollard There's an old joke out there that goes, "Have you stopped beating your wife?"  If you say "yes," you imply that you used to do it.  If you say "no," you suggest that you are still doing it.  Obviously, the question may be where the problem lies.  If you do not beat your … Continue reading SUCH AN EASY, DANGEROUS THING TO DO

THE FAKE SIGNER

Neal Pollard One of the stories coming out of the much-publicized memorial for Nelson Mandela is of a man who passed himself off as a language interpreter for the deaf.  The unidentified man, who stood beside international dignitaries including the president of the United States, was confirmed to be a charlatan by sign language experts.  … Continue reading THE FAKE SIGNER

AREA PREACHER SPEAKS FOR GOD ABOUT WORSHIP

Neal Pollard The church in the Denver metro area is no different than most parts of this nation.  There are a few congregations of God's people with whom we find ourselves deeply divided when it comes to worship, women's role, the plan of salvation, and even how to view the Bible.  One zealous young preacher … Continue reading AREA PREACHER SPEAKS FOR GOD ABOUT WORSHIP

A DROP OF JOHN’S BLOOD

Neal Pollard Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, Poland, presented a drop of the late Pope John II's blood to the St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Greeley, Colorado, last month.  The Associated Press reported that this is a highly-prized relic for the church, especially in light of rumors that the Vatican will soon name the … Continue reading A DROP OF JOHN’S BLOOD

THE ROAD TO UNIVERSALISM

Neal Pollard   Universalism is the idea that all are saved or that one is saved without his meeting any conditions whatever.  Merriam-Webster defines it as "a theological doctrine that all human beings will eventually be saved" (www.merriam-webster.com).  What are the true , ultimate implications of this increasingly popular idea?  Is it not that impenitent … Continue reading THE ROAD TO UNIVERSALISM