Monday's Column: "Neal At The Cross" Neal Pollard In 1960, Otho Jones and Homer L. Sewell wrote a song made popular by Flatt and Scruggs. It's a song written from the point of view of a man's oldest son, a son who felt he was old enough to be on his own and leave home. … Continue reading “Father’s Table Grace”
Neal Pollard The percentage of Americans who identify as atheists doubled from 2007 to 2014 (Michael Lipka, Pew Research Center). But that hardly tells the whole story. Our culture is drowning in a political correctness that stigmatizes Christian Values and that makes nearly any public stand or statement regarding what Scripture says about such things … Continue reading Five Facts About A Faithless People
Neal Pollard There are some things about social media that are extremely irritating—click baiting, pot-stirring, fight-picking, self-pitying, and the like. But there are a great many positives in that medium, too. Of all of them, I believe that posts of baptisms have to be my favorite. I do not appear to be alone in that … Continue reading We Sure Love Baptisms!
Neal Pollard Strayer University shared their video from the day they ran an ingenious experiment in New York City. They put up a chalkboard on a busy street with this caption written at the top: “Write Your Biggest Regret.” Scores of people wrote on the chalkboard. Nearly every answer visible in the video included the … Continue reading THE PRISON OF “NOT”
Neal Pollard Some just can't! They assume bad motives, intentions, and behaviors in others. They like to predict failure and disaster. Some take that attitude toward people, including Christians. "They won't last!" "They can't cut it as a deacon/elder." "He won't ever be a good preacher!" "They just want the praise of men." Think about … Continue reading How To See The Good In Others
Neal Pollard What could we do as the people of God to reach out into our community with the gospel in such a way as to remove as many barriers as possible while striving to remain first-century in character and characteristics? Here are some ideas that come to my mind: Give thought to changing the … Continue reading Reaching Out Without Caving In
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
Neal Pollard With the recent discovery of kimberlite on the east coast of Antarctica around Mount Meredith in the Prince Charles Mountains, there is considerable talk that much more may lay beneath the ice and cold at the south pole. Kimberlite is a type of rock known to contain diamonds, named for Kimberly, South Africa, … Continue reading Are There Diamonds In Antarctica?