Category Archive for: ‘Carl’s Thoughts’

  • Hell and Rob Bell

    It’s handy that Rob’s last name rhymes with Hell.

    I just finished his new book called “Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person who Ever Lived.” Wow. What a title. Why can’t I think of stuff like that? : )

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  • To Bomb Libya

    How do we as Americans, Christians, Followers of Jesus view such a question? Is it from the viewpoint of modern real politick, or from history, or from the Old Testament or the New. Or…all of the above.

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  • Dinner and the Congressional Committee

    Most of us have now seen or heard that U.S. Representative Peter King (R. New York) is heading the Congressional Committee on Homeland Security and focusing most of his attention on the threat of radical Islam on American soil. While the issue itself deserves time and careful reflection, I simply want to focus on one question; what should be the response of Evangelical Christians to these hearings?

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  • My Friendship with a Political Leader

    If you’ve known me for a while, you know about my good friend Richard Skorman. He will actually be a highlight in my new book coming out in June: Speaking of Jesus – the Art of non-Evangelism.

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  • OBAMA, CHICAGO, EGYPT, KASHMIR and the National Prayer Breakfast

    I grew up ­ like some of you ­ in a very warm and loving Christian family. I learned so much from my open-hearted and open-handed parents. But somewhere along the line, presumably from the Midwestern Christian culture around me, I became a skeptic of others. I see this in so many of my friends when it comes to OBAMA.

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  • Three Kinds of People

    There were three kinds of people who physically followed Jesus 2000 years ago. The crowds, the curious and the committed. (I was going to call these three groups, the crowds, the in-between folks and the disciples ­ but the Three C’s sound so much better).

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  • A Great Review

    A Great Review

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  • My Favorite Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

    Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.

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  • All the others

    A friend of mine says “It’s amazing how much you can accomplish when you don’t care who gets the credit.” So true…

    You’ll notice that I throw around the “we” word a lot. I often get asked “who is the we” you’re referring to? Well, it’s whoever it is…… (Profound, I know). But the “we” or the team, changes depending on what it is we’re doing. I honestly believe that anyone who is working in the name of Jesus and loving others, is on the same team that I’m on.

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  • Friends are Friends Forever….

    I wrote an email with three principles for doing ministry effectively (in our style). The first was to focus on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. I followed up on this on my blog. There’s a lot to say here about what I didn’t say (for instance, why wouldn’t I say that we should focus on the Crucified and resurrected Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?). Which would be a good question if you were to ask it… 🙂

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