“Calm Thyself”

  Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words It’s a jungle out there, so here’s some friendly reminders: We’re here for a short time, not a long time (James 4.14). God ultimately controls the outcome of November 3rd (Romans 13.1). This earth is fallen anyway and we’re looking forward to something way better (II Peter 3.10). We haveContinue reading ““Calm Thyself””

So What?

Tuesday’s Column: Dale Mail Dale Pollard Here’s a quick recap of the bizarre events that unfold in Acts 20:   Paul preaches past midnight. A young man named Eutychus falls asleep. As a result, he plummets to his death. He is then miraculously brought back to life.       So what? Each word thatContinue reading “So What?”

ROUTINE IS EXTRAORDINARY

Monday’s Column: Neal At The Cross Neal Pollard It was my privilege last week to spend an hour or more visiting in my office with Bill Page, a longtime member at Lehman Avenue. He wanted to tell me about his interest and involvement in athletics, and he brought some pictures (including one of him below)Continue reading “ROUTINE IS EXTRAORDINARY”

Knowing What D.C. Stands For

Neal Pollard Inasmuch as we don’t want laws or policies enacted that violate God’s Word and we want precious freedoms, especially religious ones, preserved and protected, we can really get into what is going on in Washington, from Capitol Hill to Pennsylvania Avenue. Many know that “D.C.” is an abbreviation for “District of Columbia,” anContinue reading “Knowing What D.C. Stands For”

What’s The Point?

Neal Pollard Years ago, Wes Autrey sent me a copy of the “Idiot Report.” To this day, I still wonder why he thought of me as he read something with that title. I found all the entries hilarious, but one attributed to a Wichita probation officer was particularly funny. This august report said, “the stoplightContinue reading “What’s The Point?”

Discipline Yourself For The Purpose Of Godliness

Neal Pollard Two weeks ago today, Wes Autrey and I decided to hold each other accountable for eating better and losing some pounds. The daily check in that accompanies this requires me to pay attention to how much and what I eat and pushes me to make sure I go work out. The single mostContinue reading “Discipline Yourself For The Purpose Of Godliness”

Desire That Bubbles From The Heart And Falls From The Lips

“To see the dull indifference, the negligent and thoughtless air that sits upon the faces of a whole assembly, while the psalm is upon their lips, might even tempt a charitable observer to suspect the fervency of their inward religion.” This quotation was from a man who observed lethargy and unenthusiastic engagement in congregational singing.Continue reading “Desire That Bubbles From The Heart And Falls From The Lips”

What To Do When Faced With A Sinking Ship

Neal Pollard The ship is breaking apart. The timbers of civility. Crack! The planks of morality. Splinter!  The mast of critical thinking. Pop! As we hope to stay afloat, we cannot help but feel growing apprehension over the current state of our society. It’s not a matter of preserving or plastering over a past. It’sContinue reading “What To Do When Faced With A Sinking Ship”

Happiness Guaranteed!

Neal Pollard Who wouldn’t find that appealing? Many years ago, Hugo McCord wrote a book entitled, “Happiness Guaranteed.” In it, he wrote, “Is happiness difficult? Yes, to those on the wrong road. Is it elusive? Yes, to those who want it without a price. But to the simple, plain folk of the earth, willing toContinue reading “Happiness Guaranteed!”

Caesar’s Citizen Headline: “The Jerusalem Church Splits Over Politics!”

Neal Pollard Barak monitored the results of the latest Imperial policies out of Rome. And he hashed it and rehashed it with his brethren at the fellowship meals, on his job at the fish market, and definitely, with vehemence, within his inner circle of friends and family.  Elchanan came from a long line of zealots,Continue reading “Caesar’s Citizen Headline: “The Jerusalem Church Splits Over Politics!””