Author Archive for: ‘carlmedearis’

  • Removing “Son of God” from the Bible

    There’s an interesting debate going on within Christian missions circles these days.  Wycliffe Bible Translators have taken out the term “Son of God” in the New Testament when referring to Jesus in their Arabic Bible translations.  They’ve done this because (they say) it does not …

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  • Heresy at Wheaton

    Heresy is a big and dangerous word.  It’s used to define someone within a religious system as having errant beliefs.  A Hindu wouldn’t call a Buddhist a “heretic” they would just say that they have the wrong religion. You call someone inside your own religious …

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  • That Funny thing called “Local Church.”

    You know me – “Mr. I don’t call Myself a Christian” guy.  Several times a month someone will ask me this question; “So Carl, do you guy to a church in Denver?” Interesting they don’t ask me what they probably ask most other regular Christians. …

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  • The Power of Following

    Question:  What was the message Jesus preached?  Answer:   The Kingdom of God is here. Question:  What did Jesus consistently ask potential disciples to do?  Answer: Follow Me. The language i grew up with was “I became a Christian in 1979 when I prayed to receive …

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  • Protected: Failure and Disappointment

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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  • The Murder of Jews in France

    A horrible tragedy in Toulouse France today. A Rabbi, his kids and several others shot and killed or badly wounded.  Rightly, or wrongly, it is being assumed that a Muslim extremist carried out these attacks. Similar attacks have happened in this part of France over …

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  • A U.S. Soldier, Just War and the Ensuing Response

    Yesterday, a tragedy took place in Afghanistan.  It appears that a US Army Sergeant went nuts and killed at least 16 innocent Afghans – including children. The terror in those families, in those homes – in the middle of the night – must have been …

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  • The Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of God – A Response

    So my recent blog on Israel, Replacement Theology and the Kingdom of God (or Jesus), was the most read of anything I’ve written. That actually disappoints me, but…it’s not surprising. There’s definitely something about that place and the theology behind it that interests the world. …

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  • Israel, “Replacement Theology” and Jesus’ Kingdom

    I am often asked about my “position on Israel.” In fact, it may be the #1 question Christians ask me.  Non-Christians (of any stripe) never ask me that.  It’s a fair question and deserves a thoughtful response. Some of you don’t care, but for those …

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  • Jihad and blowing stuff up Part 3

    Where were we? Oh yes, how do we respond to terrorism or angry Muslim retaliation to something we’ve done. The burning of Bibles or the killing of Americans. I’ve previously suggested that we need to recognize that our questions can be answered from three different …

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