What’s So “Social” About It?

Neal Pollard "Social" is an interesting word. It can be a noun, as in "church social," referring to a gathering of people to socialize. Usually, it is an adjective--"social studies," "social club," "social butterfly," or "social grace." "Social" modifies another word to form a phrase normally found only in the restraints of religious discussion. The … Continue reading What’s So “Social” About It?

THE FOLLY OF CHRONICALLY PLAYING THE WORSHIP CRITIC

Neal Pollard I’ve known individuals whose sole purpose in the assemblies has seemed to be to critique those who lead the worship or show up to engage in it, from their appearance to their aptitude.  While we certainly need to avoid having someone blatantly engaging in sin and error (that’s an article for a different … Continue reading THE FOLLY OF CHRONICALLY PLAYING THE WORSHIP CRITIC

PRAISE IDEAS FOR PRAYER

Neal Pollard Prayer is a very personal exercise, a life built between an individual and God. Thus, these suggestions may of themselves feel intrusive or foreign to some.  However, through the years, I have heard many express some difficulty in knowing how to praise God or what to say in praise to Him when in … Continue reading PRAISE IDEAS FOR PRAYER

HURT PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE

Neal Pollard Several have made the observation that hurt people are inclined to hurt people.  I have been told that by others to explain mean, hurtful, rude, and inappropriate remarks.  Yet, since everyone experiences significant hurt (so the Holy Spirit said through Job in Job 14:1), why doesn't everyone lash out and wound others as … Continue reading HURT PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE