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 writes … Continue reading MODESTY AND THE MEDIA SEXUALIZATION OF OUR GIRLS
Thursday's Column: Captain's Blog Carl Pollard One of the first verses that we tend to think of when it comes to youth being active in their faith is I Timothy 4:12. Most teens have heard, “Let no one look down on your youthfulness” at some point in their lives. What about the second half of … Continue reading Youth In Action
Neal Pollard In 1980, my family moved to the thriving metropolis of Glenn, Georgia. Dad brought in a Jim Walters Home on the property that already held a barn, smokehouse, and considerable spring. However, it proved difficult to bore a well there because of the rock that stood between the surface and the water table. … Continue reading Wells And Cisterns
Neal Pollard Too often, it's a great disappointment to learn about the personal lives of politicians, athletes, musicians, actors and actresses, and other professional entertainers. Their public persona and abilities may attract, inspire, and move us, but the aforementioned details are all too sordid. What might look wholesome on closer examination has a very seedy side. … Continue reading I Don’t Want To Know!
Neal Pollard An excellent wife, who can find? Her worth is far above gems. Rack your brain and search your mind, To find a brightness that time never dims. Her husband implicitly trusts in her, For this he will lack no gain, She is trustworthy and spiritually sure For as long as her days remain. … Continue reading Who Can Find An Excellent Wife?
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 more … Continue reading PURER YET AND PURER
Neal Pollard In the spirit of our ancient, spiritual forebears, Peter and John, even in the face of social pressure, political correctness, and even governmental legislation, letting all laws and mandates be condemned which violate or transgress His Law, "We ought to obey God rather than men" (Ac. 5:29). For that reason, however cultures and … Continue reading Our Congregation Follows The Biblical Pattern For Marriage