Neal Pollard While there are doubtless men who wear the name “elder” that do not meet the biblical qualifications, many of the church’s greatest heroes and biggest assets are her shepherds. I have been privileged to serve under a total of 21 elders in 26 years of full-time preaching, and what I am about to … Continue reading What Preachers Wished All Members Knew About Their Elders
Neal Pollard Has a preacher ever been motivated by finance, popularity, or fame? Has an elder ever been motivated by power, influence, or notoriety? Has a Christian ever served in any way for notice, accolades, or to satisfy pride? In individual cases, it’s so hard to tell (ultimately, it’s impossible). But, knowing human nature, we … Continue reading Why Do You Serve?
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”?
Neal Pollard A few years ago fifty miles southeast of Indianapolis in Andersonville, Indiana, two neighbors were found dead of gunshot wounds. The bizarre finding of police investigators is that they fatally shot each other. Indiana State Police Sargeant Noel Houze Jr. explained, "They just shot each other in an exchange of gunfire and both … Continue reading DEADLY DISPUTE