Author Archive for: ‘carlmedearis’

  • A Guest Blog from Scholar and Friend Colin Chapman


    Rev. Colin Chapman

    The Bush Administration responded to 9/11 with “the war on terror.” Anders Breivik committed his crimes on 22 July 2011 because he felt that Europe as a whole, and Norway in particular, had been naive in their response to Islam. Have we learned anything from what has happened in the last ten years about the way we think about Islam and relate to Muslims, and can we articulate a considered, long-term response to these events? This is my own personal check-list of ways in which I believe all of us in Europe – and Christians in particular – should be responding to these challenges.

    1. Establishing genuine relationships with Muslims. Many of those who are most fearful about Islam have little or no personal contacts with Muslims. A recent doctoral researcher in the UK has concluded that “those who had ongoing friendships with Muslims tended to be more eirenic than those who had not lived in the Muslim world or had no Muslim friends.” Perhaps, therefore, we need to be much more intentional in this area and ask ourselves “How can I/we develop natural relationships with the Muslims in my community?”
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  • Muslims, Christians, and Jesus DVD Promo

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  • The Word “Christian”

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  • Initial Thoughts On My New CNN Article

    CNN has asked me to write another article on the difference between “following Jesus” and simply “becoming a Christian.” Of course, I’m happy to oblige. So….hope you don’t mind, but I’d like to work this out a bit with you guys and let you make comments to help shape this article.

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  • Interview with “Ground Zero Mosque” Imam Abdul Rauf

    I had a delightfully fun interview this morning with Imam Abdul Rauf of the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque.” About 70 minutes on the phone. He was so engaging, open, interesting and downright easy to talk to. I think our paths will cross again!

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  • Why Are We So Angry About Hell?

    An article I recently wrote for the Huffington Post. You can also view this article here.

    As an author that travels and speaks in evangelical circles, I read constantly. About two books a week, along with subscriptions to 10 or more magazines and the usual diet of blogs and news. It’s a busy pace, but I have a good reason for it. I speak to about 100,000 evangelical Christians a year, and people are always asking me what I think about the latest book.

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  • “You Get the Blessing” Radio Program Interview

    Click here to listen to my recent interview discussing Speaking of Jesus on the You Get the Blessing radio program with Bob Beltz and Bo Mitchell. (Sunday, July 10, 2011)

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  • The Blond-Haired, Blue-Eyed, “Christian” Face of Terrorism

    I wanted to re-post a great article on the recent terrorist attack in Norway by my friend Rick Love, President of Peace Catalyst International. You can also view this article on Rick’s blog.

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  • My Take: Why Evangelicals Should Stop Evangelizing

    Let’s do an exercise. I want you to fill in the blank on what you think you know about me based on what I’m about to tell you.

    Here goes: Twenty years ago, I became a missionary. My wife and I left our home in Colorado Springs, Colorado to move to Beirut, Lebanon. Our job description was to plant churches and evangelize to Muslims.

    Based on what I just said, Carl Medearis is a ______________ .

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  • If I Say Jesus, You Say…

    What first comes to mind when you think of Jesus?

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