Stories by Lt. Col. Mark Thompson

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011

Too many people turn Bible into God

R. Kirby Godsey, the for­mer president of Ma­con's Mercer Uni­versity, writes in his new book, Is God a Christian?, about interfaith tolerance and understanding.
By Lt. Col. Mark Thompson

Friday, Sept. 16, 2011

Too often we waddle when we could fly

We’ve all done it. We say, “I’ve got to work on my eating habits” or “I’ve got to change that” and a few weeks or months later look at our lives and find ...
By Lt. Col. Mark Thompson

Friday, May 13, 2011

Exercise spiritual muscles regularly

There has been a great deal of publicity on Rob Bell's new book Love Wins, in which he suggest that there is no hell except the one we make for ourselves on this earth.
By Lt. Col. Mark Thompson

Friday, April 1, 2011

Guest Columnist: Souls can be cut off from taproot of nourishment

Too often we practice the art of bonsai on our spirits. We tie off our taproot and force our souls to live on surface nourishment.
By Lt. Col. Mark Thompson

Friday, March 11, 2011

Ash Wednesday ushers in holy days

Ash Wednesday was not a holiday. There was no day off, no party with an Ash Wednesday theme, no Ash Wednesday three-day weekends and probably very few Ash Wednesday gifts given.
By Lt. Col. Mark Thompson

Friday, Dec. 3, 2010

Thanksgiving goes beyond a day

Even after Thanksgiving, I can't help but think about giving thanks. In fact, I have been thinking about Thanksgiving a lot this year.
By Lt. Col. Mark Thompson

Saturday, Aug 28, 2010

When we are weak, God can still use us

God uses the brokenness in our lives. I read this in Patsy Clairmont's book God Uses Cracked Pots , and years ago in Nebraska I took her idea and used it for a children's sermon.
By Lt. Col. Mark Thompson

Friday, July 16, 2010

Bible should not block path to God

I believe that the ability to see God, Christianity and the Bible in a different light will help bring people back into relationship with God, which is at the heart of Christian belief.
By Lt. Col. Mark Thompson

Friday, June 4, 2010

Column: Faith is more than beliefs

The identification of salvation with "going to heaven" in much of popular Christianity not only limits the meaning of salvation but also distorts what being a Christian is all about.
By Lt. Col. Mark Thompson
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