Category Archive for: ‘All Articles’

  • 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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  • 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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