Author Archives: Neal Pollard

About Neal Pollard

preacher, Bear Valley church of Christ, Denver, Colorado

Did James Bartley Live To Tell Being Swallowed By A Sperm Whale?

Neal Pollard On his tombstone in Gloucester, England, James Bartley had written “A Modern Jonah.”  Bartley was allegedly swallowed by a sperm whale while helping to hunt and kill the giant in 1891.  The whale, as the tale goes, was … Continue reading

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Oh Brother’s Second Album–Goldfish Dreams!

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Vulcan The Iron Man

Neal Pollard I took an hour to go over to see one of the iconic figures of the south, Birmingham’s cast iron statue of “Vulcan.” Built 110 years ago for the World’s Fair in St. Louis, it is the largest … Continue reading

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An Up And Comer In A Different Profession

Neal Pollard How many human cannonballs at the circus can call themselves “Oxford-trained”?  30-year-old Gary Stocker, with law degree in tow, left a six figure income working as an academic law writer and legal recruitment officer and “ran away with … Continue reading

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A Physician Not Afflicted With The Disease He’s Fighting

Neal Pollard Buried in the headlines today is news that the doctor in charge of fighting an outbreak of Ebola in his country has contracted the disease himself.  The health minister of Sierre Leone said that Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan … Continue reading

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What Kind Of Religion Do You Have?

Neal Pollard While people today want to emphasize “spirituality” over “religion,” that is not the biblical way.  By “spiritual,” people want to talk about a self-defined personal relationship with God, the way they feel, or their pursuit of some mystical … Continue reading

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Giving Up Ground To the Enemy

Neal Pollard On at least three fronts, there are major battles occurring—ISIS and the existing governments in a handful of Middle Eastern countries, Israel and the Palestinians, and Ukraine and Russian-led rebels. In each of these conflicts, both sides are … Continue reading

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“I THINK I UNDERSTAND”

Neal Pollard As part of the personal evangelism class I just taught in Cambodia, I had the students engage in role-playing for a couple of days.  It was wonderful and memorable.  Some of the students are brand new Christians and … Continue reading

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Blown By Storms

Neal Pollard Yesterday, several of us traveled from Siem Reap out to Tonle Sap Lake to visit two of the graduates from the first class at the International Bible Institute of Siem Reap, one of our Bear Valley extensions.  They … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Consider Myself Unfaithful”

Neal Pollard An intelligent, independent young American man in his mid-20s showed up at the Siem Reap church building for mid-week services.  He not only grew up in the church, but he even attended a “Christian” high school and one … Continue reading

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