Neal Pollard It was nearly twenty years ago that I walked with Keith Kasarjian through an orphanage in eastern Ukraine. I cannot remember how many children were there, but there were many. My first impression was their appearance--unwashed and tattered clothes, dirty bodies, and many had mussed or shaved heads. But my overwhelming impression was … Continue reading Adopting Orphans
Neal Pollard Ray Wallace, a great preacher friend of mine in Bayfield, Colorado, sent me an article about an incredible, heartwarming rescue. It happened late at night in Fresno, California, in 1971. Rick Freund was driving home when he saw a house going up in flames. Outside the house were three little girls and their … Continue reading A Saved Life Saved Hundreds More
Neal Pollard Heather Christensen, a 33 year old music teacher from Spanish Fork, Utah, contributed the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of dozens of band students on October 10, 2009. The bus driver, bringing back the band competition winners from Idaho State University, slumped over in his seat and Christensen left her seat and grabbed the … Continue reading Another Heroic Sacrifice
Neal Pollard I will preface this by saying I cannot determine anything specific about the religion of Devon Allen, a remarkable college student-athlete at the University of Oregon. He is in the headlines now as a starting football player who qualified for the Olympics in track and field. It was during his training and competition … Continue reading Devon Allen’s Baptism
Neal Pollard "SEE"-- Look at Calvary. Don't turn away. I know it's not easy. What is done to Him is shameful. I know. But, look closely! Past the spittle. Beyond the blood. There. In His eyes. Friend, that is love. It is love for you! See the nails in His hands and feet, fastening Him … Continue reading How Do You Spell “Cross”?
Neal Pollard There’s quite the controversy over who killed General George Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn in Montana on June 25, 1876. There is even a book by the title, “Who Killed Custer?,” authored by Bruce Brown. There are so many mysterious and hard-to-document events that made up this notorious battle that … Continue reading WHO KILLED CUSTER?
Neal Pollard Freedom of speech may be a constitutional right, but do you ever wish people did not feel so free to exercise that right? It’s hard not to bemoan the cultural lunacy that appears to be another step down the slippery slope from rational to irrational thought. Bruce Jenner claims to identify as a … Continue reading “Is It Possible To Be Born With The Wrong Skin?”
Neal Pollard If you did not know the source of this quote already, you might be hard-pressed to guess it. This was said by Stanley “Tookie” Williams, two weeks before he was executed in California in 2005 for four 1979 murders he committed while the apparent leader of The Crips gang in Los Angeles. Though … Continue reading “Redemption Is Tailor-Made For The Wretched”
Neal Pollard It was reported on the news and all I heard was that the pop star turned bad boy, Justin Bieber, was baptized this weekend in the bathroom of a megachurch's building in New York City. As has often been the case, this event was surrounded by a sea of controversy involving the 20-year-old … Continue reading Bieber’s Baptism
Neal Pollard To Christ, an expression of love (John 15:13) To God, an appeasement of His wrath (Rom. 5:9). To the Devil, the scribes, and Pharisees, a sign of their supposed victory (Heb. 2:14; John 19:6ff). To the mob, apparent weakness (Mat. 27:42). To the disciples, seeming defeat (John 21:3). To those who lived rebelliously, … Continue reading What The Blood Of Christ Meant