The Virtue of an Investigative Mindset 

Friday’s Column: Supplemental Strength Brent Pollard Socrates famously said, “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Obviously, Socrates did not say that one cannot learn since that would sabotage his career as a teacher and philosopher. Instead, Socrates meant one could not take what he believes for granted, understanding that his “knowledge”Continue reading “The Virtue of an Investigative Mindset “

A PROVEN RECIPE FOR PEACE

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard Peace conjures a number of different images in our minds; from hippies to nature’s beauty to inner calm to lack of anxiety. Nearly every group of people in the world craves peace – no rational human being wants to live in constant upheaval. We all want to have peace,Continue reading “A PROVEN RECIPE FOR PEACE”

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”

The Christian And Government 

Neal Pollard There is a passage that can be so disturbing because it is so adamantly clear. That passage is Romans 13:1-7. The early church fathers had a lot to say about this passage. They lived at a time when the government sponsored and led persecution and even execution of Christians simply for being ChristiansContinue reading “The Christian And Government “

Misguided Anarchists

Neal Pollard In her excellent book about the many events leading up to World War I, Barbara Tuchman, in The Proud Tower, spends a chapter talking about the anarchist movements swirling particularly around Europe and the United States. It was the inspiration for several assassinations of important political figures, including one of our presidents—William McKinley.Continue reading “Misguided Anarchists”

Misguided Malice

Neal Pollard I served the Livingston Police Department in Sumter County, Alabama, as a reserve officer for two years. I had a uniform and a badge, though the service I rendered was as chaplain.  The relationship between law enforcement and citizens there was very positive, but I remember talking with officers about the media biasContinue reading “Misguided Malice”

NO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN EVER!

Neal Pollard Depending on your point of view, “government shutdown” may mean an undermining to your livelihood, a reduction of Washington interference, or a symbol of partisan politics.  Questions arise as to what government services and civilian activities will be impacted, and tensions are ratcheted from Pennsylvania Avenue to Wall Street.  A government shut downContinue reading “NO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN EVER!”