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 Some years ago an AP wire report yielded this incredible, true story. Apparently a dirty joke was sent by a company employee to 6,000 people! What was so unusual? The perpetrator, intending to send a daily report to reporters and government officials, was a federal communications commission employee! The headline read, “Joke Is … Continue reading AN IRRECONCILABLE IRONY
Neal Pollard People who have rejected the teaching that singing in worship must be without the addition of mechanical instrumental music have appealed to culture, to the permission of silence, to aesthetics, to emotion, to tradition, to preference, and the like. As we examine Colossians 3 and Ephesians 5, seeing the imperatives in each place … Continue reading NOT JUST A PROBLEM FOR THOSE WHO FAVOR INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
Neal Pollard There is a famous line from the longstanding game show, To Tell The Truth, that is so apropos here. On the show three people would all claim to be someone and make their pitch to “prove” it, then at the end the host would ask, “Will the real __________ please stand up?” Recently, … Continue reading The REAL Terry Symansky Can’t Stand Up
Neal Pollard Too often, it's a great disappointment to learn about the personal lives of politicians, athletes, musicians, actors and actresses, and other professional entertainers. Their public persona and abilities may attract, inspire, and move us, but the aforementioned details are all too sordid. What might look wholesome on closer examination has a very seedy side. … Continue reading I Don’t Want To Know!
Neal Pollard I had an interesting seat mate on my flight from Dallas to Denver yesterday. Sue grew up the daughter of a TWA executive whose job was to ensure customer service around the world was up to par. This meant she grew up in places like India, Egypt, and France. Her dad helped make … Continue reading WHAT’S IN YOUR HIDDEN ROOM?
Neal Pollard To borrow the words of our own Mike Bennett, “Excuse me?” An AP story published this morning is so thick with irony it is palpable! Two people were arrested and put in jail on Tuesday in Washington, Pennsylvania. They were two community organizers “with a local Stop the Violence group” and they “severely … Continue reading Why Don’t YOU “Stop The Violence”?