Meditation: What is it? Why do it? How do I do it?

Tuesday’s Column: Dale Mail Dale Pollard The concept of Biblical mediation is viewed as a mystery to many of us. The simple answer to “How do I do it?” can seem frustratingly vague. Common answers are— “you read a passage that stands out over and over and then you think about it.” Or maybe… “youContinue reading “Meditation: What is it? Why do it? How do I do it?”

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?”

When Warriors Meditate

Neal Pollard CBS News was doing a report about a new, effective therapy for soldiers who return from combat, suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Chris Eder, an Air Force veteran who had near-death experiences, has found a way to cope and helps other veterans in a group, veterans, that loses 22 people every dayContinue reading “When Warriors Meditate”

THE MOANING OF A DOVE, THE GROWLING OF A LION

Neal Pollard One of the more interesting Hebrew words in the Old Testament is the word translated “meditate” in passages such as Psalm 1:2.   הָגָה (“Haga”), most often found among the poets and prophets, has a wide range of meaning depending on derivation of the root word.  Elihu uses the word to speak ofContinue reading “THE MOANING OF A DOVE, THE GROWLING OF A LION”

Gay Marriage, Miley Cyrus, Clive Bundy, School Shootings

  Neal Pollard The internet is such a great search tool.  Many, including Christians, use it on a daily basis to be informed, inspired, and intrigued. Yet, it seems to me in the years I have been blogging, and especially in the last year or two, that so many are most interested in provocative andContinue reading “Gay Marriage, Miley Cyrus, Clive Bundy, School Shootings”