“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”

“What’s Your Passion?”

Neal Pollard Most of us, repeatedly throughout our lives, get asked or ask ourselves the question, “What’s your passion?” The word, defined as “a strong and barely containable emotion,” is one we may use for ourselves but one as likely to be used by others to describe us. Thanks to social media, we can see … Continue reading “What’s Your Passion?”

Appreciating The Blessings In A Key Text

Neal Pollard Joshua 21:43-45 is the key text in that book because at this point that Joshua can say that God gave everything that had been promised. With the settling of the land, the land promise made to Abraham was now fulfilled. Israel was not fully a nation after becoming a people and having law, … Continue reading Appreciating The Blessings In A Key Text

It’s Not Business; It’s Personal

Neal Pollard Some years ago, when our sons were all teenagers and they were given a cell phone, there were times when they failed to use those to communicate if they got to their destination or answer when we needed to reach them. While I never did it, I was tempted on more than one … Continue reading It’s Not Business; It’s Personal

Conquered The World And Left It With Empty Hand

Neal Pollard Somehow, it has come down through the ages that Alexander the Great made this dying request, that he should be buried with his hands outside his coffin so that all his subjects could see that despite all the riches he had accumulated in life that he left the world empty-handed.  Artists through time … Continue reading Conquered The World And Left It With Empty Hand

What Kind Of Religion Do You Have?

Neal Pollard While people today want to emphasize "spirituality" over "religion," that is not the biblical way.  By "spiritual," people want to talk about a self-defined personal relationship with God, the way they feel, or their pursuit of some mystical or mysterious expression of the soul.  The Bible is much less abstract and more concrete … Continue reading What Kind Of Religion Do You Have?

A GLOBAL EPIDEMIC

Neal Pollard MERS is the latest pathogen to seize the world's attention, and this middle-eastern sprung virus, having a 30% mortality rate, is cause for some concern.  Yet, it is the latest in a long line of alarming diseases that have struck fear in people—AIDs, Asian Flu, Spanish Flu, smallpox, bubonic plague, and leprosy, just … Continue reading A GLOBAL EPIDEMIC

“Addressing The Huge Unmet Needs Of Young Children”

  Neal Pollard The philosophically liberal magazine, American Prospect, included an article in the January/February, 2014, edition, by Sharon Lerner entitled, "Starting Smart."  The article begins by asserting that there is almost universal support in the public, business, and political sectors for mandatory, universal Pre-K education.  Lerner, considering such broad favor, ardently calls for leveling … Continue reading “Addressing The Huge Unmet Needs Of Young Children”