Making Jesus Accessible

  • Middle East Trip Video Update: 11/8

    Here’s Carl in Hebron in front of the half mosque-half synagogue that houses the tombs of the patriarchs (Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, and Leah). We’re also posting photos daily, so be sure to check them out on our Facebook page.

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  • Middle East Trip Video Update: 11/7

    For our fourth video blog from the Middle East, Carl talks from the Mount of Olives about the religiosity in Jerusalem, both during Christ’s time and today.

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  • Middle East Trip Video Update: 11/6

    Video update #3 from Bethlehem…Carl and Chris share some highlights from the last couple days. Plus, we’ve posted some new photos from the last couple days, so be sure to check those out on Facebook.

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  • Middle East Trip Video Update: 11/4

    Carl gives a quick update on what’s going on with the team in the Middle East, and he talks to a couple young people who live in Beirut. Take a few minutes to watch the video, and be sure to post your comments. Also, check out Carl’s Facebook page to see daily photo updates from the team.

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  • Middle East Trip Video Update: 11/3

    Carl gives a quick “live update” from the team currently in Beirut, Lebanon. Be sure to pass the video along to your friends, and if you’re not a fan on Facebook, become one so you can keep track of us. We also just posted photos of the day’s events on Facebook, so be sure to check them out.

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  • …and they want to kill you?

    Several times over the years, I’ve been in sticky situations. In jail in Saudi. In Jail in Lebanon (twice). Taken at gunpoint in Iraq. Threatened with a gun in south Lebanon. Kicked out of Lebanon twice. Had our van windows broken out by an angry mob – when we were in the car. My wife has been spit on and cursed at. We know what it feels like to have an enemy want to hurt us.

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  • Willing to Follow

    The other day when I was driving to the post office, there was a young guy on a motorcycle in front of me with a Hell’s Angel jacket on. Right away, my mind thought of John, the beloved disciple. You are probably thinking – Huh!? As you recall, John and his brother James were referred to as Sons of Thunder. I love this because it reminds me that Jesus didn’t choose people to follow him who were completely refined, but he chose people who were willing.

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  • God is Great, Beer is Good and People are Crazy

    Billy Currington has a country song with that title. Is it true? The first part is for sure – God is Great! And personally, I think there’s not much better than a tall cold one on a hot day as you watch the football game with friends! But is it true that “people are crazy”? Well, have you ever known any? People, that is. I’ve known a few, and….well….uh…it MIGHT be true.

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  • When the Rest of the World Prays

    Do Christians own exclusive rights on prayer? Does God only hear those of us who have submitted ourselves to him and follow Jesus? Or would He hear, and even answer, the prayers of a sincere unbeliever?

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  • An Amazing Story

    I saw my Muslim Arab friend sweating as he talked to my other friend, a fine conservative-minded evangelical Christian. It looked like the two had locked horns and were in a battle to the death.

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