Neal Pollard USA Today ran a story about New York Knicks' owner James Dolan. He's depicted as a heavy-handed micromanager who feels more allegiance to his shareholders than the fans of the iconic professional basketball team. He's contrasted with successful franchises, which the Knicks certainly are not at present, whose leadership sees themselves as stewards … Continue reading A New Testament Leadership Style
Neal Pollard At the hospital, attending a surgery At home, hosting a family or families and getting closer to the sheep Hosting and attending church activities In private meetings with hurting, needy members In meetings together, praying over and discussing the needs of the sheep Spending time with their wives and children, nurturing that needed … Continue reading WHERE ARE THE ELDERS?
Neal Pollard “That grass is greener,” so he thought, The sheep who wandered from the fold Watching carefully the shepherd caught The wanderer, so soon in the overseer’s hold. The roaring waters so dangerously near Forms a hazard for the trembling herd But the herdsmen is wise, his vision is clear With his guidance their … Continue reading The Shepherd Of The Sheep
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 I’m about to do is painful and very nearly contrary to my nature. It involves praising something about New England Patriots’ head coach Bill Bellichick, he of “Spy Gate” and “Deflate-Gate” infamy. Yet, something he was witnessed doing on the sidelines during the late stages of Super Bowl XLIX gives great insight … Continue reading HE WAS COACHING ON ONE KNEE
Neal Pollard As we live in a culture of disrespect, Christians have an added responsibility to give thought to how we speak to one another. Civility, courtesy, and manners were once staple subjects taught in every home, but those days are increasingly relegated to the yearbooks of nostalgia. Yet, it shouldn't be so with God's … Continue reading HOW DO WE TREAT ONE ANOTHER?