When the Tempter Has You Out On A Limb

Friday’s Column: Supplemental Strength Brent Pollard   You can learn much by observing nature. Not only can one know God by looking at nature (Romans 1.18-20), he can learn specific lessons on various topics by looking at specific aspects of God’s creation (e.g. ants teach industry, Proverbs 6.6-8). I was watching a humorous scene outsideContinue reading “When the Tempter Has You Out On A Limb”

MODESTY AND THE MEDIA SEXUALIZATION OF OUR GIRLS

Monday’s Column: Neal At The Cross Neal Pollard In 2008, M. Gigi Durham wrote a blunt book entitled: The Lolita Effect: the Media Sexualization Of Young Girls And What We Can Do About It. Durham is not at all writing from a Christian worldview, being a militant, secular feminist instead. In the book, she writesContinue reading “MODESTY AND THE MEDIA SEXUALIZATION OF OUR GIRLS”

What Are You Consuming?

Neal Pollard A 17-year-old girl had a stomach ache so bad that she had to go to the hospital. She had lost her appetite, she could barely walk, and doctors for three years had simply given her pain medicine for her inexplicable abdominal issues. The girl’s family had paid over $7000 in medical tests toContinue reading “What Are You Consuming?”

PURER YET AND PURER

Neal Pollard While this song is not one of our “toe tappers,” it is meant to be reflective. What a challenge it presents to us, too! Johann Wolfgang Goethe wrote the poem during Napoleon’s heyday and Anne R. Bennett translated the lyrics a full decade before the Civil War, but the words are perhaps moreContinue reading “PURER YET AND PURER”

The Vicious Cycle Of Pornography

Neal Pollard Dr. Les Parrott III, in the book Helping the Struggling Adolescent, discusses the four-step cycle of pornography addiction. It is (1) preoccupation (with thoughts and a search for sexual material), (2) ritualization (the specific, immoral routine), (3) compulsive sexual behavior (the culminating act), and (4) despair (utter hopelessness or powerless about one’s behavior). Continue reading “The Vicious Cycle Of Pornography”

The Difference Between Love And Lust

Neal Pollard Some years ago, Elvis Huffard discussed some fundamental differences between love and lust. In chart form, he drew them out for consideration. Here they are: Love                                                      Continue reading “The Difference Between Love And Lust”