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About preacherpollard

preacher, Bear Valley church of Christ, Denver, Colorado

NOT WHAT HE MADE IT FOR

Neal Pollard Karl Friedrich Benz invented the first true gasoline-powered automobile in Germany in 1885, a 3-wheeled, 4-cycle internal combustion engine (via lib.gov). The vehicle has come a long way since then.  To date, the fastest car on record (0-300 … Continue reading

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Spanking

Neal Pollard With the high profile case of an NFL star putting the idea of spanking in the spotlight, it is proper to examine this practice more closely.  A sweet young mother asks a couple of questions about the practice … Continue reading

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“As We Go Our Separate Ways…”

Neal Pollard I’ve heard this prayed my whole life: “Be with us as we go our separate ways.”  I fully appreciate what is meant, but I lament a trend I’ve seen for many years.  Too often, we go our separate … Continue reading

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BEGGAR IN A BENZ

Neal Pollard Melissa Smith contacted KGTV in San Diego, California, to make an interesting report.  She had watched a pregnant woman and her little boy beg for money at a local shopping center.  Many people gave the woman money.  Melissa … Continue reading

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BENAIAH’S BRAVADO

Neal Pollard In December, 2003, Dave Young, Sr., Jim Dalton, Keith and Kim Kasarjian, Cy Stafford, Kathy and I all stopped for lunch at a picnic area in Tarangire National Park south of Arusha, Tanzania. We stood a short distance … Continue reading

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“Go To The Ant, You…DARPA?”

Neal Pollard The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was formed in 1958 for technological advancements and has been responsible for so many of the gadgets and conveniences we enjoy today. They use a variety of means to “both advance knowledge … Continue reading

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“CONTRADICT: THEY CAN’T ALL BE TRUE”

Neal Pollard Kathy just called me and told me she saw this bumper sticker on a truck as she fought traffic on Wadsworth Boulevard.  How clever!  It uses the same religions that the infamous “Coexist” bumper sticker uses, including Hinduism, … Continue reading

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How To Make Others Friendlier

Neal Pollard I am exasperated at how unfriendly the people at church are. They never speak to me.  When they do speak, I feel as though I am simply being tolerated. I do not feel a part of their “crowd.” … Continue reading

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“Not Yet, Not Yet”

Neal Pollard American born painter, James Whistler, was as controversial as he was competent.  The artist best known for Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 (or, Whistler’s Mother), the famous painting depicting an aging woman in side profile wearing … Continue reading

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Giving Away Your Wedding Ring

Neal Pollard Brooklin Yazzle, a Mesa, Arizona, wife and mother, apparently handed out her wedding ring with the Halloween candy last week.  She had taken off her ring and put it in a candy jar to help her children carve … Continue reading

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