Tag Archives: Bear Valley

“Please Let My Mom Stop Smoking”

Neal Pollard It was written on the back of a recent attendance card by one who seems to be pretty young–less than ten years old.  I did not recognize the child’s name, so I would guess it to be a … Continue reading

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GODLINESS IN 1 TIMOTHY

Neal Pollard We are to be godly in relationship to the world (2:1-7) We are to be godly in relationship to our roles in the church, men and then women (2:8-15) We are to be godly in relationship to the … Continue reading

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“How Does The Spirit Indwell The Christian?” (Or, Some Guys Just Love Trouble)

Neal Pollard The controversy preceded my birth.  Wendell Winkler was the first man I remember talking about the Open Forum, spirited debate between Gus Nichols and Guy N. Woods over how the Holy Spirit indwells the Christian.  In those days, … Continue reading

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A Global Adversary

Neal Pollard In the wake of the recent siege on an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenyan Government has mentioned the possible role played by American teen boys and a British woman–perhaps the infamous “White Widow” linked to the … Continue reading

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Someone Is Always Listening

Neal Pollard If you are a college football fan, you have likely heard your fill of coverage about Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini.  Two years ago, before giving a post-game interview following a victory over Ohio State, he had a … Continue reading

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PLANES AND PLANS

Neal Pollard I was in Harrisonburg, Virginia, holding a gospel meeting for the Central congregation.  In the mornings, I was putting finishing touches on lessons on the Conquest through Divided Kingdom which I would be teaching the next week in … Continue reading

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THE PROBLEMS WITH PRESUMPTION

Neal Pollard Unfortunately, most of us are guilty of it.  Some call it “jumping to conclusions” (which, as it has been noted, can be a very painful exercise), others “reaching a verdict without a trial.”  This usually happens when we … Continue reading

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“Does The Bible Really Teach That?”

Neal Pollard Perhaps you have had a chuckle at the “chimney corner Scriptures”–those things that sound like or we think that are in the Bible but are not (“Let your conscience be your guide” or “confession is good for the … Continue reading

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1962

Neal Pollard The Beatles first album was released. The first Kmart and the first Wal-Mart opened their doors for business. West Side Story wins for best motion picture at the Academy Awards. Mandatory public prayer in schools are ruled unconstitutional … Continue reading

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