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My Words and God’s Heart by Bob Thompson

February 6th, 2016

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Each Saturday the Hickory Daily Record offers local pastors the opportunity to write a brief devotional article. When I signed up for February some months ago, I had no idea my turn would arrive on the heels of a week-long local religious firestorm. The North Carolina Pastors Network, including a number of Unifour pastors, published […]

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS for short) has settled the issue for all of the United States of America, whether or not anyone likes it. If we believe the polls, the 5-4 SCOTUS ruling, Obergefell v. Hodges, represents roughly the same percentage of Americans who now agree the legal definition of marriage […]

Rethinking Homosexuality by bob

June 10th, 2015

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It’s hard for all of us not to think about homosexuality and same sex marriage this week. On Monday, Tony Campolo wrote a blog calling for “the full acceptance of Christian gay couples into the church.”  Robert Gagnon posted a strong and critical response on his Facebook page.  Both Campolo and Gagnon have spoken at […]

Why Join? by Bob Thompson

February 26th, 2015

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Starting this Sunday, March 1, at 9:45 am in the Althouse Room, I will be leading a four-week “Pastor’s Class.”  If you plan to attend, it’s helpful to let me know at 828.328.6196 x202 or [email protected] The Pastor’s Class is the path to membership, but attending the class does not obligate you to join Corinth.  […]

Thanksgiving Devotions and Prayer by bob

November 27th, 2014

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Thanksgiving in America has become a “thankful for” holiday instead a “thankful to” holiday.  I suppose on some level that works for a pluralistic culture, but the Bible emphasizes not the subject of our thanks, but the object.  “I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with all my heart” (Psalm 9:1).  “….singing to God […]