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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 Church of All Religions

Few currents have shaped the mindset of our modern world more than pluralization.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 25, 2013 |
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Fitness Myths

Myths don’t just lurk in the world of physical fitness. They exist in the world of spiritual fitness, and specifically in regard to the health of a church.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 22, 2013 |
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The Four "Great" Streams of History

I’ve come to see four main approaches to the writing, telling or teaching of history: 1) The “great man” approach, 2) the “great idea” approach, 3) the “great current” approach, 4) and the “great event” approach.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 18, 2013 |
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The False God of Condemnation

One of the more important pastoral words I find myself passing on, time and again, is the difference between conviction and accusation

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 15, 2013 |
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The Rise of Neo-Enlightenment Theology

Is it just me, or is Evangelical Christianity falling into a theology that is based more on individual reason than revelation?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 11, 2013 |
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Summer Reading 2013

A long tradition at ChurchandCulture.org is the summer reading blog – meaning the once-a-year list of ten books that might be worth your while to peruse during some (hopefully) extra reading time over your summer vacation.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 08, 2013 |
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Let Freedom Ring

Whenever the 4th of July weekend rolls around, I'm reminded of times I've traveled in countries where freedom is severely curtailed. Or they were freshly freed from the chains of injustice, and the joy of their release was palpable.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 04, 2013 |
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Map vs. Compass

Historically, there have been two tools to help guide us in our travels. One is a map, and the other is a compass. They are two very different things.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 01, 2013 |
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The Road Ahead

If you did little more than read headlines, this week welcomed same-sex marriage into the mainstream of our culture.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 27, 2013 |
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When I'm At My Best

Like many followers of Christ, I am often overwhelmed at the sin in my life and how little of Christ is actually formed in me.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 25, 2013 |
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The Lies We Believe

Have you ever considered the number of lies that you believe? Have you ever considered the number of lies that you believe?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 20, 2013 |
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What Every Christian Should Know... How to Do

Just as there are certain things we should know, as in facts or figures or cultural literacy, there are certain things we should also know how to do.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 17, 2013 |
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What is a Father?

As a father of four and a father-in-law of two more, I feel my role as a father much more viscerally than ever before. So what IS a father? I've given that some thought of late.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 13, 2013 |
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The Blood from Bleeding Edge

Bleeding edge seems to be everyone’s holy grail. This problem is churches can find that being bleeding edge can cut against them.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 10, 2013 |
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Pornified

Today 12 percent of websites are pornographic, and 40 million Americans are regular visitors — including 70 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds, who look at porn at least once a month. Fully 94 percent of therapists in another survey reported seeing an increase in people addicted to porn.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 06, 2013 |
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The 25-ish Ten

Relevant magazine recently sent out an email blast touting an article with an intriguing title: “10 Books Everyone Should Read by 25-ish.” I was less than impressed with their selections.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 03, 2013 |
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Why Homeschool?

I think everyone who is able should consider homeschooling their child. There, I said it.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 30, 2013 |
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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

I recently tweeted, “Travel every chance you have, to every place you can. After reading, it’s the best way to stay in school.” Many responded in one way or another with the following question: “Where are the best places to go?”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 27, 2013 |
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God and Sandy (2013)

When faced with tragedies such as the tornadoes in Oklahoma, people tend to ask, "Where was God?" This blog was originally released following hurricane Sandy in 2012.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 23, 2013 |
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The Cult of Personality

A growing phenomenon within the ranks of churches, large and small (but mostly large), is the cult of personality. It’s when a person becomes the center of attention rather than Christ; an individual looms larger than a mission; a figure is given more status than the organization itself.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 20, 2013 |
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