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 a recent question and answer session, it became apparent what's really on the hearts and minds of our teens. You could see the depth and conviction of the questions and concerns filling the hearts of our teens. They want to know more about how to share their faith, what to say and … Continue reading Encouraging To Read The Mind Of Our Teens
Neal Pollard Perhaps you've seen the news story about the six year old boy who made $11 million dollars this year on YouTube reviewing toys. Ryan, of Ryan ToysReview, has been reviewing toys since he was three years old. He has over 10 million subscribers to his channel, which had a 40-week streak of most … Continue reading Putting A Price Tag On The Value Of Our Youth
Neal Pollard I was more than a little amused to read one of the latest offerings at the offbeat online food site “Munchies” (munchies.vice.com). While it seems to be having fun with the overkill-reporting of all movements millennial, they give hard data to support the idea that those in the age range of 18-34 are … Continue reading MILLENNIALS LEAVING THE ESTABLISHED FOR THE CONVENIENT?
Neal Pollard I--nteresting (illustrations are to grab attention or make the point memorable; beware of being one-dimensional--always quotes, poems, sports, etc.) L--asting ( the preacher joke is that you can re-preach most sermons, you've just got to change the illustrations. Why? We remember good illustrations. An illustration can help make a Bible lesson live on in … Continue reading Ten Important Words With Good Illustrations
Neal Pollard I love the World War II generation and the enormous impact they have had on our nation! Perhaps no generation has had a greater challenge since them than the one presently coming to maturity. Last night, at Teens In The Word, we asked the teens to describe the religious philosophy of their peers … Continue reading A VISIT TO A TEEN’S RELIGIOUS WORLD
Neal Pollard Of course, we do not have all the details, but I doubt that too serious of an investigation forced the 18-year-old Isaac Sprecher into a confession. Last month, he reeled in a huge striped bass. It was a state record 31-pound, 8.4 ounce beast. That is an impressive catch, but it turns out … Continue reading Teenager Follows Up Deceit With Character