Author Archives: Will Thompson

Missio on Restoration (Revelation 21:22-22:6): The Undying Lands

“Is everything sad going to come untrue?” ― J.R.R. Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy is, in many (if not all respects), one of the greatest stories ever written. The fairy tale land of Middle-Earth bears a … more »

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Scary Stories: Breaking The Hold Of Darkness

The author of Hebrews sends a poignant message to his readers when concluding the famous “Hall of Faith” passage: by faith the saints overcame. When picking out memorable biblical passages, this one should top the list, as it summarizes God’s … more »

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Missio on Calling (1 Corinthians 7:17-24): Follow The Light

Paul’s advice to the Corinthians stings more this morning than it has before. As I sat down to write this reflection, my phone blew up with texts from my sister, Kelsey. The little boy she cares for, Ethan, unexpectedly passed … more »

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Missio on Justice (Acts 16:16-40): A Sacrifice Worth Making

Acts 16 shows an extraordinary example of God’s sovereignty reigning over the power of men. Yet it is easy to misconstrue that sovereignty in this story. As Paul and Silas cast out a demon from a fortune-teller, her owners realize … more »

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Wait, Few Things are Needed?

Living in Washington D.C., the mecca of the politics, one rarely hears words like Jesus’ to Martha in Luke 10 – “few things are needed.” The DC culture promotes juggling many activities simultaneously so you can advance as quickly as … more »

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Missio on the Sabbath: Eternity Every Sunday

“It was not man who implanted in himself what is infinite and the love of what is immortal: those lofty instincts are not the offspring of his capricious will; their steadfast foundation is fixed in human nature, and they exist … more »

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Missio on Industry: The Dependent Life (not Wife)

The story of Proverbs 31 boils down to a central concept that extends to all humanity: interdependence. Often forgotten, the first nine verses reveal the advice of a mother to her royal son (King Lemuel – likely Solomon) where she … more »

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Missio on Daniel: No Hand Washing!

“Daniel in the Lion’s Den” has become one of the iconic Biblical stories of faith for Daniel’s bravery and devout persistence in the face of lethal opposition. For good reason, Daniel has often occupied the lion-share of the story (I … more »

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Screaming Louder than God

Work often seems to scream louder than God when I walk into my office on Massachusetts Avenue – especially in light of Genesis 3:17b-19: Cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the … more »

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