Author Archives: Neal Pollard

About Neal Pollard

preacher, Bear Valley church of Christ, Denver, Colorado

“Freedom Is Not A Luxury. It Is A Necessity”

Neal Pollard Earlier today, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke to a joint-session of the United States Congress. It was an impassioned plea, from beginning to end, as he spoke in his broken English about the trials his people have endured … Continue reading

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Avoid Foolish And Ignorant Disputes!

Neal Pollard A man is about to be put to death for preaching Christ.  He is composing the last known words he left to history, and it is addressed to another, younger preacher.  The entire letter is less than 2,000 … Continue reading

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HOW DO WE TREAT ONE ANOTHER?

Neal Pollard As we live in a culture of disrespect, Christians have an added responsibility to give thought to how we speak to one another.  Civility, courtesy, and manners were once staple subjects taught in every home, but those days … Continue reading

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The “Religious Condition Of The People”

Neal Pollard After describing the “religion of the heart, not of the head,” scripture-less sermons of his contemporaries, a certain writer then focused on the consequent religious condition of the people.  He wrote, The religious condition of the people very … Continue reading

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MERCY FOR THE MEADOW JUMPING MOUSE?

Neal Pollard The meadow jumping mouse has made it to the status of “endangered” and is now protected by the Federal Endangered Species Act.  That means that cattle have more limited water and grazing access so that the mice’s habitat … Continue reading

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Is It Clever Or Just Coarse?

Neal Pollard What do a fantasy football service and a seafood restaurant have in common?  Maybe the advertisement firms they both hired and they felt proud of their play on words that made the commercial viewers hear one word but … Continue reading

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How Often To Take “The Feast Of Love”?

Neal Pollard I recently read a fascinating article by John H. Armstrong in the September, 2014, issue of “Christianity Today.” Armstrong starts out reminiscing on early childhood worship experiences in the denomination he attended. He writes that his church celebrated … Continue reading

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MR. OBAMA’S EXAMPLE OF LEADERSHIP

Neal Pollard As one who grows less political each day, I have hesitated to write anything that would look partisan or otherwise politically divisive.  The answer to man’s biggest problems starts with neither “R” nor “D” but rather “J” and … Continue reading

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“He Has Put A New Song In My Mouth”

Neal Pollard Pollards love singing and music. A few (and they usually are those who marry into the family) actually know a few things about either or both. We are thankful that “joyful noise” does not mean “pleasant melody.” David … Continue reading

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“What Have You Done For Me Lately?”

  Neal Pollard This is not just something Janet Jackson once wondered.  The late summer and early fall of each year, college football programs have alumni, boosters, and fans asking head coaches the same thing.  Companies ask the same of … Continue reading

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