Author Archive for: ‘carlmedearis’

  • 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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  • How To Read The Bible

    Carl shares his thoughts on how to read the Bible.

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  • Rob Bell & Hell

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  • I Don’t Own Jesus

    I don’t own Jesus!

    If you ask the average 8-year old boy what they want to be when they grow up, most of them will say something like “I want to be a professional baseball player” or “I want to be the next President of the United States.” I guess you can say I wasn’t the average 8-year old. When I was 8-years old, I wanted to be one thing, and one thing only, a missionary. More specifically: a missionary to Arab Muslims. Like I said, I wasn’t a typical 8-year old. Call it crazy or call it divine, but somehow I knew at an early age that I was going to spend a good part of my adult life living in the Middle East and working in the Arab world.

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  • Book Reviews

    Carl recommends and also gives reviews on books from his current reading list.

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  • Two Muslims. Two pastors. A Jew. A Congressman…And Me….

    Monday night was one of those nights. Interesting stuff. Seven of us sat on a panel and answered questions from about 80 Muslims and 30 Christian guests. The local Imam of the mosque. The former Mayor of Baghdad. An American Jew from D.C. A former Congressman and Ambassador. Two local church pastors. And moi.

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  • FEAR

    FEAR! We’re all afraid. Why? Why is everyone I know afraid of something? What causes fear and what drives out fear? Overcoming fear is probably one of the central life-messages I believe God has given me. Watch this video and give me some feedback. I hope/think you’ll find it helpful. Pass it on if it is….

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  • I no longer believe in Evangelism

    One well-known respected Christian leader said to me two days ago, “Carl, clever subtitle on the new book. The art of NOT evangelism.” Then he winked and smiled.

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  • The Third portion of Speaking of Jesus…in order to whet your appetite for more

    Remember, Jesus is the Way, and He started by saying, “Follow Me.” If all of this gives you pause, then I suggest a thought. We do not really know the gospel. It’s part of a multifaceted tapestry of other things. We have misplaced the gospel, perhaps become blind to it. It has become hidden in sermons, churches, self-help books, and apologetic philosophies.

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