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LEARNING FROM LENINGRAD

LEARNING FROM LENINGRAD.

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How Julio Diaz Lived Out Matthew 5

Neal Pollard Steve Moore writes about Julio Diaz, a New York city social worker who would take the subway to the Bronx each night to eat dinner at his favorite diner. One evening, a teenager brandished a knife and attempted … 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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Why Ridgedale church of Christ Is Getting Slammed

NOTE: SOME TIME AFTER THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN, THE RIDGEDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST FACEBOOK PAGE WAS HACKED.  THE CONTENT THERE NOW CONSTITUTES AN 180-DEGREE TURN FROM WHAT THAT GOOD CONGREGATION BELIEVES.  DON’T BE DUPED BY THIS PERSON WHO, IN EFFECT, … 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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Staying On The Rails

Neal Pollard Without A Belief In The Bible’s Inspiration… Why would I read, meditate upon, or study it daily (or at all) to guide my life? What will be the paradigm for directing and shaping my life? From where will … Continue reading

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COMIC-CON’s Courageous Conquerors

Neal Pollard Since 1970, San Diego has been home to a Comic Book convention that has grown to international renown and is patronized by over 100,000 people per year.  This is where your comic book aficionados, sci-fi fans, and the … Continue reading

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An Exhortation To White And Black Christians

Neal Pollard I rarely modify the word “Christian” with adjectives like red, yellow, black, or white.  Occasionally, however, an event happens that threatens to divide God’s people of a racial nature.  The recently ended George Zimmerman trial in the death … Continue reading

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