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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.
All Saint's Eve

The Reformation was more than theological; it was ecclesiastical. It was a reformation of the church.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 01, 2011 |
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The Trick in the Treat*

I grew up in a day when Halloween was little more than pumpkins, fall festivals, hayrides and dressing up as a pirate or a farmer to go trick-or-treating.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 27, 2011 |
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Bleeding Two-Year-Olds

Let's face it -- China has been on a roll. But money and public relations aren’t everything. There are also two-year-old girls.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 24, 2011 |
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25 Books Every Christian Should Read

HarperOne has recently published 25 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Essential Spiritual Classics, selected by Renovare and a “specially appointed editorial board,” including Richard J. Foster, Dallas Willard and Phyllis Tickle.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 20, 2011 |
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108

The median worship attendance at a typical congregation has declined – again – from 130 to 108.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 17, 2011 |
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Is Mormonism a Cult, and Does It Matter in 2012?

The answer is both “yes” and “no,” and understanding why is an important discussion.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 13, 2011 |
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Why I Do What I Do

I told a story to our church this past weekend as part of the ending of a series on parenting. The more I’ve reflected on it, it’s about why I do what I do.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 10, 2011 |
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The First Symbol

For medieval Christians, contact with relics of Christ and the saints provided a unique bridge between earth and heaven.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 10, 2011 |
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Turning Children On to Reading

Most kids don’t read. And most parents don’t seem to know how to get them to read.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 10, 2011 |
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Dead Last

In a recent opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, Norm Augustine laments the weakening emphasis on the study of history.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 26, 2011 |
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The Under Protective Parent

There is much talk in our day about avoiding being “over protective,” but little to no talk on being “under protective.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 22, 2011 |
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Whatever Happened to Evangelism?

It’s time someone wrote a book for the church titled 'Whatever Became of Evangelism?'

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 19, 2011 |
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We're Not in Kansas Anymore

The reports, studies and news stories seemed to pour out this past week on the diminishing role orthodox Christian faith has in America.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 15, 2011 |
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Don't Worry about Inviting Me

Don’t worry about inviting me to church this weekend.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 12, 2011 |
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What 9/11 Did to Religion

CNN’s John Blake reached out to religious leaders and scholars to pose a simple question: How did 9/11 change America’s attitude toward religion?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 08, 2011 |
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Is the Church the Hope of the World?

As I read a letter from a volunteer, I couldn’t help wondering: is the church really the hope of the world?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 01, 2011 |
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A Most Curious Hero

One of the more telling cultural shifts of the last seventy-five years has been what some have called the “celebrification” of culture.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 29, 2011 |
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Annual Mindset List

Beloit College has once again released its annual Mindset List for the incoming class of college freshman.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 25, 2011 |
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Pornification

Let’s coin a term, shall we? You’ve heard of commercialization, and bureaucratization. How about “pornification”?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 22, 2011 |
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And What Do You Do?

The church is a place worthy of a life fully spent; the church is a place where someone can make a difference with their one and only life – maybe even the biggest possible difference; the church is the hope of the world.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 22, 2011 |
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