Category Archive for: ‘Carl’s Thoughts’

  • Speaking of Jesus

    Too often I try to win allies to my point of view rather than pointing to Jesus. I remember having lots of arguments with people of different perspectives. I exercised my tongue and my brain a lot in those situations. I fervently and (I hope) intelligently refuted arguments. I showed my mettle. I proved myself.

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  • An Unfair Advantage

    A slightly humorous and possibly profound illustration of how we can focus on Jesus rather than our “Christianity” happened a little over a year ago in Colorado Springs. I was invited to participate in a city wide discussion hosted by a church on the topic of inter-faith dialogue.

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  • Further Understanding of the Modern Middle East

    Turkey, Iran and Sudan are on the edges. Sometimes they are lumped in with the “Middle East” but not always. Turkey is quite different from the Arab countries. They are Turks and speak Turkish for starters. Iran is also not Arab. They are Persian and speak Farsi. Sudan is Arab in the north and tribal non-Arabic speaking in the South (the country is in the process of becoming two as we speak).

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  • Change in the Middle East is Good. Right?

    The Middle East is on fire. Changing. Revolutions. Dictators falling and democracies failing. Is it positive? Here’s my take….

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  • 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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