Author Archive for: ‘carlmedearis’

  • How to throw a Neighborhood Christmas Party

    Every year, Chris and I host a little Christmas party for our neighbors.  Our actual physical neighbors.  We live in a cul de sac so we have a bit of an advantage in getting to know those who live next to us. We share a …

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  • SurfacingbyJMcCallum

    Surfacing

    It was a warm Midwestern U.S. evening; a drama was played out on an outdoor stage at a large church service.  The beautiful Indiana sky above, lovely people all around, delicious food, great hospitality as we drove from a friend’s welcoming home.   A few thousand …

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  • Isis Fighters Pictured On 009

    A Thoughtful Christ-Centered Response to ISIS

    Obama admits to not having a strategy.  Duck Dynasty Godfather, Phil Robertson, wants to “Convert ‘em or kill ‘em.” So what is a thoughtful honest strategy for confronting a terrorist group like ISIS? ISIS doesn’t need any more explanation. We know what it is – evil personified. …

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  • Futureofevangelism

    What is the Future of Evangelism?

    (Below is an interview by Rick Lawrence for GROUP Magazine with myself and Greg Stier, founder of Dare2Share Ministries.  The original can be found here.  It has been reproduced here with their permission.)   Forty years ago, when GROUP was an infant, the “rules of …

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    Jesus’ Leadership Style- Sami Awad

    A friend of mine once asked me what I thought was the leadership style Jesus developed and used to bring his vision and message to humanity. It was something I never thought of before. Jesus was Jesus; he did not need to develop a leadership approach, he just did what …

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    Hobby Lobby and the Rights of Jesus

    The mega-mart craft store where my wife loves to shop won a narrow victory today in the Supreme Court. They cannot be obligated to pay for their employees’ contraception needs.  And I’m left with mixed feelings. First of all, few things are ever simple. Never …

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  • Bruxy Cavey Small

    The Gospel in Three Words – by Bruxy Cavey

    There are three beautiful words that lead to life. Three beautiful words that, if declared from a believing heart, will usher us into salvation. Three beautiful words that are not conjured by sheer will, but are the fruit of the Spirit at work in our …

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  • St Luke

    The Old Catholics Were Right. The Bible’s Too Dangerous for the Average Person

    I grew up Protestant. Evangelical Pentecostal if we need to have exact labels. We were the good kind of Pentecostals – as opposed to the bad kind of course. We read the Bible. We memorized it. We took it seriously. I always won at Sword …

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  • Blog Rickl

    Learning From Serpents – by Rick Lawrence

    Five-or-so years ago I was locked in what felt like an all-out war over a dream that was in danger of dying, because a man who was much shrewder than me was bent on stopping it. One day, in my grief and fear and anger …

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  • Blog Sarahb

    You need Jesus…and… – by Sarah Bessey

    You need Jesus….. and circumcision. You need Jesus …. and baptism. You need Jesus … and the right voting record. You need Jesus … and natural family planning. You need Jesus … and modesty. You need Jesus … and an accountability partner. You need Jesus …

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