“BLESSED”

Neal Pollard I've never known a day when I didn't live in a "preacher's home." "Preacher's homes" are very much like every other home--problems, inside jokes, traditions, hobbies and interests, sin, laughter--except the chosen profession of the father is to serve either full-time or part-time as a proclaimer of God's Word. At times, the home … Continue reading “BLESSED”

PREACHER FAN

Neal Pollard Frankly, some preachers are or can be a pain! There are various reasons for this, but I would hasten to say that such are in the minority.  As I sit in our Future Preachers Training Camp listening to our teachers speak to the next generation of preachers, I am in admiration. Their passion, … Continue reading PREACHER FAN

Who Is The Greatest?

Neal Pollard The preacher who dazzles with his insight, personality, influence, popularity, or following? The teacher who is the students’ favorite? The member who is “balling” (making a lot of money and having a lot of success in business)? The family with the biggest house and nicest automobiles? The one with the best academic pedigree, … Continue reading Who Is The Greatest?

Jeremiah, The Persecuted Preacher

Neal Pollard It was hard being a preacher in Jeremiah’s day. As thanks for his work, the weeping prophet endured the following: He was led as a lamb to the slaughter (11:18ff) His brethren dealt treacherously w/him (12:6) He was confronted by false prophets (14:13) His brethren cursed him (15:10) He was hit, put in … Continue reading Jeremiah, The Persecuted Preacher

An Up And Comer In A Different Profession

Neal Pollard How many human cannonballs at the circus can call themselves "Oxford-trained"?  30-year-old Gary Stocker, with law degree in tow, left a six figure income working as an academic law writer and legal recruitment officer and "ran away with Chaplin's Circus" (Lizzy Buchan, Cambridge News Online, 7/11/14).  He actually is starting up the circus … Continue reading An Up And Comer In A Different Profession

THE FAKE SIGNER

Neal Pollard One of the stories coming out of the much-publicized memorial for Nelson Mandela is of a man who passed himself off as a language interpreter for the deaf.  The unidentified man, who stood beside international dignitaries including the president of the United States, was confirmed to be a charlatan by sign language experts.  … Continue reading THE FAKE SIGNER