Going To The Son Road

Monday’s Column: Neal at the Cross Neal Pollard It has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember, going to northern Montana to see Glacier National Park. Though I lived only a long day’s drive from it for 13 years, it took moving across the country before we made the trip.Continue reading “Going To The Son Road”

It’s A “Miracle”?

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard It is tempting to believe that an incredible recovery, acquisition of a needed job or asset, or escape from a major life issue is an example of the miraculous. In the religious world, a miracle is something a few believe can be invoked with prayer, a special religious service,Continue reading “It’s A “Miracle”?”

LESSONS FROM ADVERSITY: LIVING WITH ONGOING ADVERSITY

Friday’s Column: Supplemental Strength Brent Pollard  While in the exceptional care of the physicians of the University of North Carolina Healthcare System, I met Dr. Alan Siqueiros as he was completing his Fellowship. He could tell I was depressed. My lung function was at 25% from my history of three pulmonary emboli. I had noContinue reading “LESSONS FROM ADVERSITY: LIVING WITH ONGOING ADVERSITY”

WRONG QUESTION: “WHO’S THE GREATEST?”

Neal Pollard It was the late ’70s and I was spending the night with my best friends, Patrick and Jody Smith.  We had just finished watching The Bionic Man on TV, and there was a special on Muhammad Ali.  I can still remember his banter with Howard Cosell and the gifted boxer looking at theContinue reading “WRONG QUESTION: “WHO’S THE GREATEST?””

THE GLORY-HOG

Neal Pollard There are people who die some very gruesome deaths in Scripture–Eglon, Jezebel, the Levite’s concubine in Judges 19, Judas, and others, too.  But maybe none is more disturbing than the death of Herod the Great.  A wicked, godless ruler, Herod  Agrippa I had just overseen the execution of the apostle James and intendedContinue reading “THE GLORY-HOG”