Tag Archives: Christianity

The “Moral Compass” Of The Modern Culture

Neal Pollard If a nation or people will move back toward the Bible, it must overcome three philosophical barriers.  I mentioned these in an earlier blog (http://preacherpollard.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/why-ridgedale-church-of-christ-is-getting-slammed/).  Here are the three barriers: The Cultural Sickness Of Subjectivity.  Subjectivism, in its … Continue reading

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Eliot’s Motto

Neal Pollard The president of Harvard University in the last part of the 19th Century, Charles Eliot, had for his motto the words of Edward Everett Hale. Hale had said, “Look up and not down; look out and not in; … Continue reading

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An Aggressive Agenda

Neal Pollard They use every opportunity to make it a part of the conversation.  It is as if they have a one-track mind.  However they can promote their cause, they do.  They will not quit until they convince you that … Continue reading

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BELLIGERENCE

Neal Pollard Occasionally, I run across someone whose sincerity and earnestness I do not doubt but whose manner and tack are incredibly brusque, confrontational, and antagonistic.  These same ones seem to frame questions disingenuously, almost as if to entrap you … Continue reading

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His Name Meant “Comfort”

Neal Pollard Whose name meant “comfort”?  Noah’s! Lamech says as much.  When Noah was born, Lamech proclaimed, “This one shall give us rest from our work and from the toil of our hands arising from the ground which the Lord … Continue reading

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PRACTICAL TIPS FOR TEACHING

Neal Pollard   Take the time at the beginning of class to break the ice, exude warmth, and build rapport. Make sure you have done due diligence, entering the classroom with ample preparation. Strike the balance of being “open” and … Continue reading

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The Haste Of The Hermandads

Neal Pollard In the 1100s, in an effort to protect travelers going from northern Spain over the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia (Dogs of God, Reston, 50), a military force known as the hermandads (“the brotherhood”) was organized.  … Continue reading

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IN THE GRIP OF A PYTHON

Neal Pollard What a sad story emerged from Campbellton, New Brunswick, last week.  Two little boys were spending the night at a friend’s house. The friend’s father, Jean-Claude Savoie, owns an exotic pet store and was apparently keeping a 14-foot-long … Continue reading

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GLORIFYING THE PERVERSE WHILE REJECTING THE PROPER

Neal Pollard On the front page of today’s Section C (Colorado Style) in the Denver Post, there is what is undoubtedly meant to be a heartwarming story of love between Ned and Sara.  Except that Ned is now Koko, a … Continue reading

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WHAT REPUTATION DO CHRISTIANS HAVE WHERE YOU ARE?

Neal Pollard Reputations.  Cities have them.  Pamplona, Spain.  Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Las Vegas, Nevada.  Cancun, Mexico.  Paris, France.  Mecca, Saudi Arabia.  They are associated with behavior, activities, or events. Individuals have them.  Consider names like Hitler, Dahmer, Darwin, Einstein, Princess Diana, … Continue reading

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