“Self-Sufficient Study”

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard All gas internal combustion engines require three things to operate: fuel, spark, and compression. If one of the three is working improperly, a number of symptoms can arise. This is an oversimplification, of course, but those three systems must be mostly operable in order to be usable.  Troubleshooting canContinue reading ““Self-Sufficient Study””

JETHRO

Monday’s Column: Neal At The Cross Neal Pollard Jethro is one of my favorite Old Testament people. His efforts in Exodus 18 seem to be what he’s remembered most for. Yet, he is quite an impressive person from the time we meet him in the beginning of the book of Exodus. Jethro was an appreciativeContinue reading “JETHRO”

The World Is Desperate

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog Carl Pollard Generalizations are almost always wrong. For example, just because you’re from Colorado doesn’t mean you smoke weed, or just because you’re homeschooled doesn’t mean you’ve never seen a person before. Just because you live in Alabama doesn’t make you an Alabama fan. Just because many people fall into aContinue reading “The World Is Desperate”

WHY DO YOU BELIEVE?

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard III I believe that God exists. I believe that He communicated with His creation by direct contact, messengers, and a series of ancient texts. I believe that He wants His human creation to be with Him after they die. I believe that He expects those who claim to beContinue reading “WHY DO YOU BELIEVE?”

The Inevitable Standard

Neal Pollard Everywhere, each generation tries to figure out the why and how of living. Most will not find the right path (Mat. 7:13-14). Almost all are convicted, even passionate, about the way they wish to live life. They may be fiery about politics, social issues, relationships, and even religious ideals, and to be consistentContinue reading “The Inevitable Standard”

WHAT DOES IT REQUIRE TO ACCEPT INSPIRATION?

Neal Pollard It is of no little concern to me that men who are supposed to be gospel preachers, many of them men tainted by a corrupted higher education at denominational theology schools, have a poor opinion of the doctrine of inspiration. Like little hungry lambs, these men are led by their “scholarly” shepherds whoContinue reading “WHAT DOES IT REQUIRE TO ACCEPT INSPIRATION?”

The Ever-Fixed Mark

Neal Pollard This phrase is taken from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 to describe love. While it is an apt, poetic description of love, it also is the perfect modifier of God’s Word. If there is a word to describe the current culture, it is “change.” Our world is enamored with it, constantly changing its mind, itsContinue reading “The Ever-Fixed Mark”

The Best Thing To Do For The Body This Year

Neal Pollard When it comes to caring for the physical body, I have a lot to learn. While I work out nearly day, my most developed muscle is the table one. I will be working to use that muscle far less this year. But judging from all the new faces in the gym this morning,Continue reading “The Best Thing To Do For The Body This Year”

What It Takes To Grow The Church In Our Culture

Neal Pollard It was such a treat to be among the hearty, faithful Christian men of central Wyoming and the Bighorn Basin. By Bible-belt comparison, they come from small congregations. But their passion and desire to grow the church is humongous. Near the end of their men’s retreat, they divided into groups to discuss theContinue reading “What It Takes To Grow The Church In Our Culture”

Staying On The Rails

Neal Pollard Without A Belief In The Bible’s Inspiration… Why would I read, meditate upon, or study it daily (or at all) to guide my life? What will be the paradigm for directing and shaping my life? From where will I draw my understanding of Who Jesus is, what He did, and how I mustContinue reading “Staying On The Rails”