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Dr. James Emery White Christian Blog and Commentary Archives

Dr. James Emery White

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James Emery White is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina; President of Serious Times, a ministry which explores the intersection of faith and culture (www.serioustimes.org); and ranked adjunctive professor of theology and culture on the Charlotte campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dr. White holds the B.S., M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees, along with additional work at Vanderbilt University and Oxford University. He is the author of over a dozen books.
The Divides that Divide

At this moment, there are at least four major divides facing evangelical Christianity that are generating the most tension.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 12, 2012 |
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The 'Best' Religious Joke

GQ Magazine once highlighted the greatest jokes. One was religious in nature.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 09, 2012 |
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Dachau and Doubt

How ironic that space drenched with such a sense of the sacred is the seed of so much spiritual doubt. While many found faith of its deepest and most vibrant nature on the grounds of Dachau, others lost it forevermore.

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  • July 05, 2012 |
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Is Pornography Really Wrong?

When it comes to porn, the question facing many men and women is simple: is it really wrong? Is it really that big of a deal?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 28, 2012 |
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Spiritual Narcissism

If there is a theme to our day, it’s that “it’s all about me.” The technical term is narcissism.

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  • June 25, 2012 |
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The Converted Mind

A mind for God is terribly important if one is to have a life given to God. As the Apostle Paul wrote, the very basis of our spiritual transformation as Christ followers is through the renewing of our minds.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 21, 2012 |
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Bad Religion

Editors at Preaching Today recently highlighted Ross Douthat’s synopsis of the core beliefs of America’s wave of “spiritual but not religious” teachers.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 18, 2012 |
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The Unpopular Parent

The three keys to parenting in today’s “always on” world are being informed, involved and in charge.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 14, 2012 |
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The Prometheus Question

The largest question the movie raises is, to its credit, snappily answered. If we find life on another planet, even life that matches our own, does that do away with God?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 11, 2012 |
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I'm No Lawyer, But...

I am 100 percent against discrimination based on age, race or gender. However, I do not put same-sex marriage into that mix. Age, race and gender are not lifestyle choices. Choosing to enter a same-sex marriage is.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 07, 2012 |
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Losing Their Religion, Gaining Our Voice

Gen X-ers, as they age, are bucking all conventional wisdom and not returning to the religious fold. Why is this news?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 04, 2012 |
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Praying for the Kingdom to Come

Jesus told us to pray for God’s kingdom to come. What does that mean?

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  • May 31, 2012 |
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The Best and Brightest

America’s wunderkinds once looked to politics to make a difference with their lives, but now they head to Google Ventures for start-up money. Why is that?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 28, 2012 |
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Moral Failure (Before a Watching World)

There have been few things more damaging to the church’s witness than how it has handled moral failure among its leaders.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 24, 2012 |
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The 'R' Word

The ultimate obscenity, the most profane word in the English vocabulary, the one personal epithet that cannot be hurled, is the “R” word. "Responsible."

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 21, 2012 |
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'Remain at Your Posts and Do Your Duty'

On Saturday, April 21, Charles Wendell Colson died. On Wednesday of this week, I attended his memorial service at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

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  • May 17, 2012 |
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The 'No' and 'Yes' to Culture Wars

Our goal is to remove every barrier that exists between such persons and their acceptance of the scandal of the cross … except the scandal of the cross!

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 14, 2012 |
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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

It’s been a breathtaking week on the culture front in relation to homosexuality.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 10, 2012 |
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Selling to Those Who Don't Care

It’s amazing the degree to which outreach strategies rest on a single, and deeply flawed, premise: That people want what you have to offer.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 07, 2012 |
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The Tabernacle and the Mosque

The headline is simple, but profound: “Mainline Protestants and Catholics who dominated the 20th century are literally losing ground to the rapid rise of Mormons and, increasingly, Muslims.” (RCMS Study)

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 03, 2012 |
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