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 Pew Research Center recently revealed that "Four in ten millennials (those, according to this source, currently between 23 and 38) now say they are religiously unaffiliated"(fivethirtyeight.com). The data seems to indicate that "today's younger generations may be leaving religion for good" (ibid.). A contemporary study put out by the American Enterprise Institute reveals … Continue reading Why Is A Generation Leaving Religion?
Neal Pollard Several of our classes have assistants to the Bible class teacher. She (or perhaps in select cases “he”) serves in a support role, helping students do handwork, find Bible verses, or occasionally keep order. These are vital roles, and often a teacher’s aid later actually becomes a teacher. Teachers’ aids are part of … Continue reading Teachers’ Aids
Neal Pollard This time of year our minds go back To days gone by, down memory’s track Of laughter, stories, food and walks Singing, sharing family history and talks Some who once were in our clannish stable Have left our banquets for the heavenly table Childhood recollections may be larger than life And death … Continue reading Homesick
Neal Pollard She was used by pro-abortion and pro-life groups, but in fairness nobody outdid Norma McCorvey at trying to use others for personal advantage. Her effort to abort her third child, in Texas in 1970, was the case used to go to the Supreme Court. By the time the appeals process wound up in … Continue reading Jane Roe/Norma McCorvey
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 Brooklin Yazzle, a Mesa, Arizona, wife and mother, apparently handed out her wedding ring with the Halloween candy last week. She had taken off her ring and put it in a candy jar to help her children carve pumpkins. Later, things got hectic and she absentmindedly dumped her ring along with the candy … Continue reading Giving Away Your Wedding Ring
Neal Pollard Perhaps you were aware that New York is hosting the United Nations Climate Summit, a gathering of a staggering 162 nations to talk about the environment and such specific issues as global warming. While you may find the attendance impressive but the "facts" not so much, this event shows how important the topic … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE