The Asparamancer

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog Carl Pollard I came across an article with this title, “Fortune Teller uses asparagus to predict the future.” Of course, I clicked on it, and here’s what I learned: Her name is Jemima Packington and she is known as the “Asparamancer.” She throws asparagus in the air and then reads theContinue reading “The Asparamancer”

Seeing God In Nature: Volcanos

Neal Pollard As we received word of the volcanic eruption near Guatemala City, Guatemala, yesterday, where Bear Valley Bible Institute has had an extension school for several years, we were reminded of the omnipotence of God. The power God displays through nature and His creation reveal how such a powerful effect reveals an even moreContinue reading “Seeing God In Nature: Volcanos”

ARE YOU ON THE LIST?

Neal Pollard I recently heard D.C. Brown, illustrating proper conduct, mention a list I’ve seen at times in my adult life. The list he mentioned was of people whose personal checks the cashier was not to take. The offenders apparently wrote “bad checks,” checks they did not have sufficient funds to cover. The names, asContinue reading “ARE YOU ON THE LIST?”

Tora! Tora! Tora!

Neal Pollard Today marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the event which drew our country into World War II. 2,343 men were killed, 1,143 were wounded, and 960 unaccounted for or missing. The Japanese chose Sunday to attack as it was the most relaxed day of the week for the servicemen.Continue reading “Tora! Tora! Tora!”

WikiLeaks (And God)

Jeff Wiant (guest baker) Up until this past election cycle I had never even heard of WikiLeaks. Months and endless press later, I have become very familiar with this website. For those who may have been living under a rock for the past few months, WikiLeaks is a website that publishes secret information, news leaks,Continue reading “WikiLeaks (And God)”

Do You Believe In Goats?

Neal Pollard With the Chicago Cubs winning their first World Series since 1908, which year was near the end of Teddy Roosevelt’s second presidential term when there were only 46 United States and the first that Mother’s Day was celebrated in America, diehard fans believe a World War II-era “curse” has been lifted. Chicago tavernContinue reading “Do You Believe In Goats?”

Carelessness And Ignorance

Neal Pollard Of course it happens on a week where you are already running a little late, and it contributes to an improper decision.  Sunday morning, en route to teach my Bible class, I approached the red light at Ken Caryl and Wadsworth to turn right and head up to the church building.  However, IContinue reading “Carelessness And Ignorance”

WHEN GOD PAID A VISIT TO ISRAEL

Neal Pollard The Bible tells the beautiful story about the day God visited earth as a human being, coming as a baby by way of the virgin Mary (John 1:14). Because He came here, we can hope to go to His home (John 14:1-3). But one day, He’s going to pay another visit, a visitContinue reading “WHEN GOD PAID A VISIT TO ISRAEL”

Some Things That Will Not Be At The Judgment

Neal Pollard What will the throne of judgment look like? What will Christ, the Judge, look like? Will the Judgment be experienced through the sense of sight? What will be different there from this life? What will be changed? The Bible speaks often about the moment of reckoning, when the righteous and wicked dead (JohnContinue reading “Some Things That Will Not Be At The Judgment”

Ancient, But Temporary

Neal Pollard The oldest buildings in the world are found in Turkey, France, Italy, Scotland, Malta, England, Ireland, and Iran. All of them date back to at least 3,000 B.C.  They include tombs, temples, settlements, houses, sanctuaries, and plazas. They are historical treasures, revealing the earliest dental procedures, burial habits, religious ceremonies of pagans, societiesContinue reading “Ancient, But Temporary”