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Why Singing Saves by Bob Thompson

May 24th, 2015

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We cannot worship lazily and passively. Acts 16:25-34 Remembering together Today is about remembering. More specifically, it’s about remembering together. This is Memorial Day weekend. Even the name of the holiday has “remembering” in it. The holiday’s beginning goes back to a few years after the Civil War, when “Decoration Day” was declared to be […]

Why Are We Here? by Bob Thompson

May 17th, 2015

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Confirmation Sunday Acts 16:6-15 The Holy Spirit closed doors in Asia to bring Paul to a divine encounter in Europe. The place Many years ago (1976) Linda and I watched a made-for-TV disaster movie titled “Smashup on Interstate 5.” It was about a 39-car pileup on a busy California highway. The movie begins great special […]

BuMae Mitchell – Moments and Seasons by Bob Thompson

May 16th, 2015

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Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 is by far the best-known passage written by a biblical philosopher who identifies himself as “the preacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem.” I suspect that BuMae read the entire book of Ecclesiastes more than once, but I rather think this was about the only part of the book she related to. Most […]

Lois Long – In the Image of God by Bob Thompson

May 11th, 2015

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It might be helpful to say right at the beginning of the meditation today that I know what most of you know – that the last few years have been difficult ones for Lois, both in terms of her health and her family. I am very aware of the limitations of my role today. I […]

Radical Xenophilia by Bob Thompson

May 11th, 2015

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When we can eat with people we think are strange, we demonstrate the love of Christ. Acts 15:5-21 May 10, 2015 Squeaker call Only a few currently active Corinth members remember what it was like to be at this church in 1992. It was a transition year between pastors. My predecessor had been asked to […]