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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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IS TRUTH “OBJECTIVE” OR “SUBJECTIVE”?

Neal Pollard“You folks believe baptism is essential, but we believe we are saved when we accept Jesus in our hearts by faith.” “Why does the church of Christ think it is wrong to use a piano?”  “You must not like … Continue reading

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GOD HATES SHORTS!

Neal Pollard  You may be thinking that the title is presumptuous, opinionated, and even out of line.  Let me disclaim what follows by asserting that God does not hate all shorts.  He does, however, hate the following types of shorts. … Continue reading

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Heaven Really IS For Real

Neal Pollard While so many in religion and even the media latch onto sensational tales of traveling to the “other side” and coming back with stories about heaven (they do not ordinarily wind up going the other direction), these individuals … Continue reading

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Unity In Ukraine

Neal Pollard My first mission trip was to eastern Ukraine.  Ironically, years before coming to preach at the Bear Valley congregation, I was in attendance with many other American brethren at the first graduation of a Bear Valley Bible Institute … Continue reading

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SOLA SCRIPTURA?

Neal Pollard Pythagoras is said to have been the earliest outside of Scripture (Isa. 40:22) to contend that the earth is round. He did not make the earth round with his assertions, but identified what already was.  Sir Isaac Newton … Continue reading

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THE FAKE SIGNER

Neal Pollard One of the stories coming out of the much-publicized memorial for Nelson Mandela is of a man who passed himself off as a language interpreter for the deaf.  The unidentified man, who stood beside international dignitaries including the … Continue reading

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THE UTTER INSUFFICIENCY OF THEORIES AND QUESTIONS AS THE “ANSWER”

Neal Pollard As a teenager I once had a Bible class teacher who found it appealing, as a teaching style, to raise questions but give no answers. Some students thought it was cool to keep things theoretical.  It is interesting … Continue reading

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CORN DOGS, SAUERKRAUT, AND COTTAGE CHEESE

Neal Pollard The food items above have one sure thing in common–they are all items I cannot even choke down.  Each of them are undesirable to me for different reasons, but they are all checked off in my gross column.  … Continue reading

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COMPLICATING TRUTH

Neal Pollard A philosopher called the office today and wanted to discuss the function of words in a particular text.  He was absolutely fascinated with syntax, structure, literary devices, and the like, but almost seemed to avoid personal application and … Continue reading

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