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 consistent … Continue reading The Inevitable Standard
Neal Pollard The Bible claims to hold the answer to your greatest problem. Not only that, but it helps you to identify what that problem is which you may or may not even know about. In Romans 6:16-18, Paul talks about a "form of teaching" given to those at Rome. Paul writes this powerful epistle … Continue reading THERE IS A PATTERN OF TEACHING
Neal Pollard Recently, I received some feedback on a recent article (Truth Is Truth, No Matter Who Disagrees With It). Negative feedback is not rare, but expected when we put ideas down on paper (or on electronic media like blogs). This feedback was not personal, nor unkind. Yet, it reflects the thinking of so many … Continue reading HOW IS TRUTH DETERMINED?
Neal Pollard "Who cares?" That is not necessarily an expression of apathy or scorn. All of us need to feel like we have people in our lives who care about us and our wellbeing. Such people should do more than offer positive reaffirmation and reassurance. We benefit from those who keep us honest and are … Continue reading Resolutions Reinforcements–#6
Neal Pollard Today, everyone is hurting. Whether because of gun or knife violence or vehicular homicide, groups of people in our nation and other parts of the world are being torn from time and prematurely vaulted into eternity. We weep and mourn for the loss. We consider the enormous grief and heartache multiplied many families … Continue reading Why Is The World Asking “Why?”
Neal Pollard It answers the biggest mysteries of this life that so baffle humanity. It reveals the plan of the Creator of everything. We are accountable to it. It tells us where we are going. It will give us a guide we can have confidence in as we head to the future. We cannot refuse … Continue reading If The Bible Is God’s Word…
Neal Pollard Kathy just called me and told me she saw this bumper sticker on a truck as she fought traffic on Wadsworth Boulevard. How clever! It uses the same religions that the infamous “Coexist” bumper sticker uses, including Hinduism, Daoism, Shintoism, Unitarian Universalism, Satanism, Atheism, Islamism, and Judaism. There is a website where these … Continue reading “CONTRADICT: THEY CAN’T ALL BE TRUE”
Neal Pollard An intelligent, independent young American man in his mid-20s showed up at the Siem Reap church building for mid-week services. He not only grew up in the church, but he even attended a "Christian" high school and one of our brotherhood universities. He is doing field research for an advanced degree in cultural … Continue reading “I Don’t Consider Myself Unfaithful”
Neal Pollard"You folks believe baptism is essential, but we believe we are saved when we accept Jesus in our hearts by faith." "Why does the church of Christ think it is wrong to use a piano?" "You must not like women. You sure don't let them use all their 'gifts' in your worship and leadership." … Continue reading IS TRUTH “OBJECTIVE” OR “SUBJECTIVE”?