Neal Pollard It is of no little concern to me that men who are supposed to be gospel preachers, many of them men tainted by a corrupted higher education at denominational theology schools, have a poor opinion of the doctrine of inspiration. Like little hungry lambs, these men are led by their "scholarly" shepherds who … Continue reading WHAT DOES IT REQUIRE TO ACCEPT INSPIRATION?
Neal Pollard Today, one of the most famous preachers of modern times died just short of his 100th birthday. Not only did he achieve longevity, his name was almost synonymous with American religion in the 20th Century. He reached hundreds of millions of people through live crusades, radio, and television. He was regularly listed as … Continue reading Truth Is Truth, No Matter WHO Disagrees With It
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Neal Pollard Steve Moore writes about Julio Diaz, a New York city social worker who would take the subway to the Bronx each night to eat dinner at his favorite diner. One evening, a teenager brandished a knife and attempted to rob him. Diaz handed over his wallet, but as the thief walked away he … Continue reading How Julio Diaz Lived Out Matthew 5
Neal Pollard Occasionally, I run across someone whose sincerity and earnestness I do not doubt but whose manner and tack are incredibly brusque, confrontational, and antagonistic. These same ones seem to frame questions disingenuously, almost as if to entrap you with the information they think they already know or pin you to positions they already … Continue reading BELLIGERENCE
NOTE: SOME TIME AFTER THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN, THE RIDGEDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST FACEBOOK PAGE WAS HACKED. THE CONTENT THERE NOW CONSTITUTES AN 180-DEGREE TURN FROM WHAT THAT GOOD CONGREGATION BELIEVES. DON'T BE DUPED BY THIS PERSON WHO, IN EFFECT, IS COMPOUNDING THE PERSECUTION UPON RIDGEDALE FOR SIMPLY TRYING TO FOLLOW GOD'S WORD. --NEAL … Continue reading Why Ridgedale church of Christ Is Getting Slammed
Neal Pollard Take the time at the beginning of class to break the ice, exude warmth, and build rapport. Make sure you have done due diligence, entering the classroom with ample preparation. Strike the balance of being "open" and "approachable" as a teacher without putting out the vibe of vulnerability or uneasiness. Guide the … Continue reading PRACTICAL TIPS FOR TEACHING
Neal Pollard In the 1100s, in an effort to protect travelers going from northern Spain over the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia (Dogs of God, Reston, 50), a military force known as the hermandads ("the brotherhood") was organized. Soon, these vigilantes spread across Spain and offered themselves as protectors of roads and merchants. … Continue reading The Haste Of The Hermandads
Neal Pollard What a sad story emerged from Campbellton, New Brunswick, last week. Two little boys were spending the night at a friend's house. The friend's father, Jean-Claude Savoie, owns an exotic pet store and was apparently keeping a 14-foot-long African rock python in his home. During the night, while the boys slept, the python … Continue reading IN THE GRIP OF A PYTHON
Neal Pollard Without A Belief In The Bible's Inspiration... Why would I read, meditate upon, or study it daily (or at all) to guide my life? What will be the paradigm for directing and shaping my life? From where will I draw my understanding of Who Jesus is, what He did, and how I must … Continue reading Staying On The Rails