Chase A. Thompson
Writer, Pastor, Podcaster
Be More Surprised if I DON’T Fall. Coach Hugh Freeze, Hypocrisy, and Highly Visible Christians who Implode.
Let's get the virtue-signalling out of the way. I'm a football fan - a passionate Alabama fan. In that role, I'm not a huge supporter of Coach Freeze, who has beaten Alabama twice on the field, and bedeviled us on the recruiting trail. That said - football isn't very...read more
Outrage Warranted: Sexual Abuse in Baptist Churches
The problem with the current outrage culture in our society is that people get frothing at the mouth angry and furious at so many things that it is difficult to separate that which is truly horrific and rage inducing from those things which are not. With some...read more
Quick to Listen and Slow to Speak: Get Your News and Opinions from People Who are Wise, not Rash.
We live in a world right now where it 'pays' to be the first to get your opinion out on a particular issue; the more reactionary and strong that opinion is, the better. In the past, it has been considered unwise to be quick to judge with hair-trigger opinions, but...read more
Martin Luther King Jr. Non-violent in SPEECH! What Today’s Bombastic Americans can Learn from this Hero.
Have you heard the parable of the frog in the kettle? Most of us have - it is said (unscientifically, I am sure!) that one can put a frog in a pot of warm water, and the frog will happily stay in as you turn up the heat gradually, until that frog is boiled. I doubt...read more
How to Discover Your Spiritual Gifts (UPDATED!)
This is an update of an original article written in 2016, that was part of a series on spiritual gifts. The other posts aren't updated yet, but are still relevant to the topic. Click here for part 1: An Introduction to Spiritual Gifts or...read more
Charles Spurgeon, Ghost-hunter. (+New Book: Monsters in the Bible!)
What an interesting discovery! In doing some research for an upcoming Christmas devotional (featuring writings from Charles Spurgeon, C.S. Lewis, Tim Keller, John Piper, and more), I stumbled on quite a fascinating article from Spurgeon in the 1874 Sword and Trowel...read more
To Halloween or Not to Halloween? That is the Question for Some Christians
Halloween has long been a source of controversy for Christian families; while some Christians embrace the holiday (more or less) others just turn the porch lights out and seek to warn people away from the 'devil's holiday." In around 25 years of ministry, I have...read more
Sexual Assault, Brett Kavanaugh and the Justice of the Lord. (with an assist from C.S. Lewis)
I ask one thing of you since this could be controversial, and I usually avoid political writing. Please read the entire article before you @ me. Thank you! 🙂 Consider the following scenario: You are a judge with a defendant before you that is accused of a...read more
Y’all vs. You Guys: Differences Between Life in the South and Life in California #1
“It’s y’all, dad, and it makes me mad that you don’t say it!” - My Eldest Daughter, rebuking me for attempting to convert to 'you guys.' Howdy, Y'all! I am a pastor/writer that has been living in Salinas, California for all of seven weeks after spending over four...read more