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  • Saudi Grand Mufti E1421345256220

    Jesus Serves Muhammad

    When we see Muslims committing acts of terror like the recent horror in Paris – there’s only one clarifying question that needs to be answered:  does the Quran or Islam, in some way, encourage such violence? As the Charlie Hebdo magazine released its new edition yesterday with prophet Muhammad …

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  • Carl Medearis

    At the end of the year, I….

    …I want more of Jesus. Really, if I were smart, I’d stop right here. This blog would be done. Because that says it all. I want more of Jesus. Hungry and thirsty for him.  For the life he gives and the love he offers and …

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  • Adventures In Saying Yes

    The Nuances of Truth

    We want our politics to fit on a bumper sticker.  Stand with Michael Brown. Ferguson Forever. Seek and Destroy ISIS.  Hope and Change. Amnesty for Immigrants. Was officer Darren Wilson actually guilty? Was Michael Brown really an innocent victim?  Our brains and hearts cry out …

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  • Finding ISIS in Ferguson

    ISIS. Ebola. Ferguson.  We sit glued to our television sets enthralled by the power of “What-if.”  What if ISIS comes here?  What if I catch Ebola and die?  What if disgruntled minorities rise up in violent protest where I live?  The media sells it. We …

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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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 Gun

    Gun Control and Santa Barbara

    In light of the recent terrorist attack in Santa Barbara I decided to write totally off topic.  This is my gun control proposal. Simple, clear and direct. First of all, you need to know that I’m for the right to bear arms.  (Loosely given to …

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