Neal Pollard A comedienne draws attention for being mean-spirited and cutting when roasting a White House press secretary recently. While cringe-worthy, it’s hardly an isolated incident. Nor is it confined to Washington politics, being seen across the spectrum of society. Civility has taken a beating in the current culture. Social media may be a breeding … Continue reading Cure Them With Kindness!
Neal Pollard Paul’s words in Romans 14:19 seem to have fallen upon hard times, often among those who are in a position of greater trust and influence. In that particular verse, the apostle is drawing a conclusion about his instructions to Christians, saying, “So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the … Continue reading Are We Trampling Upon Romans 14:19?
Neal Pollard Paul especially urges a particular quality that seems rarer these days. However, this is not a trait disappearing only with those in the world, but one that seems harder for us who claim to be disciples of Christ. He uses a word in Galatians 5:23, Ephesians 4:2, Colossians 3:12, and 1 Timothy 6:11, … Continue reading FORGOTTEN FRUIT
Neal Pollard A man is about to be put to death for preaching Christ. He is composing the last known words he left to history, and it is addressed to another, younger preacher. The entire letter is less than 2,000 words, making each sentence all the more meaningful. In the middle of describing "an unashamed … Continue reading Avoid Foolish And Ignorant Disputes!
Neal Pollard As we live in a culture of disrespect, Christians have an added responsibility to give thought to how we speak to one another. Civility, courtesy, and manners were once staple subjects taught in every home, but those days are increasingly relegated to the yearbooks of nostalgia. Yet, it shouldn't be so with God's … Continue reading HOW DO WE TREAT ONE ANOTHER?
Neal Pollard Would you believe that not everyone always agrees with what I teach and preach? Of course, I may not always know—at least directly—that someone disagrees with my message. Yet, my greatest respect is for that brother or sister who has a problem with me and tells me so! When they address that to … Continue reading Handling Offenses: Talking It Out
Neal Pollard There are a couple of web sites out there regarding churches of Christ. While I do not have the time to read every page and all content, I spent some time looking at them in-depth. These sites have the following in common regarding their view of churches of Christ. (1) They vehemently affirm … Continue reading “EX-CHURCH-OF-CHRIST” AND GENTLENESS