Neal Pollard In Luke 14, Jesus gives a couple of short parables about counting the cost of discipleship. He prefaces them by saying, "If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My … Continue reading “First, Sit Down…”
Neal Pollard Most of us are familiar with the intimate words spoken by Jesus to His followers in John 14:1-6. They were words of active comfort for a man who was imminently facing the worst suffering humanity could ever know. Yet, from those gentle words of guidance, we find a beacon to show us what … Continue reading THE KIND OF LIFE WE SHOULD LIVE
Neal Pollard It is the ability to see what a thing could be. A carpenter, looking at a tree, sees with a trained eye much more than others can see. With his expert shaping, appropriate tools, and seasoned patience, he can make out of that tree what was once only in his mind. The Lord … Continue reading What Vision Is
Neal Pollard V--ictorious? Faith is the victory that overcomes the world (1 Jn. 5:4). No coach hopes to win without first planning and architecting. The blueprints have already been put in place (Rom. 6:17), but we must work the plans to be a success in God's eyes! I--nvolved? Do we want to merely keep house and meet … Continue reading What Kind Of Church Do We Want To Be?
Neal Pollard I am filled with a tremendous sense of optimism that is not generated by politics, current events, the media, the economy, or any other worldly thing. Neither am I fueled by some Pollyanna spirit. Yet, I cannot shake this swelling tide of hope that fills me on a daily basis. It is a … Continue reading Why These Are Exciting Times
Melvin Otey's lecture from the 2013 lectures. Stay tuned for details on 2014's program!
Neal Pollard Moises' Bertoni's story is fascinating. Born in Switzerland in 1857, son of a renowned lawyer, Bertoni was an idealist and an adventurer whose scientific passions took him first to Brazil and ultimately to Paraguay, where he and his wife raised their thirteen sons! They suffered many hardships in the area known as Alto … Continue reading THE SWISS PARAGUAYAN