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The Christian Introvert

I am introverted, but this does not give me a different calling in life than the gregarious Christian.

Is the Pro-Life Cause Winning?

This week’s TIME magazinecover story announces that, forty years after Roe, the pro-life side is winning the abortion debate. I say, “Not so fast.”

When to Make a Change

I wonder if we know when to make a change. Yes, we know what we want to change, and when we have windows of opportunity, but that is different than knowing when it is time to change no matter what the cost.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 03, 2013 |
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Vertical Church (Book Review)

Vertical Church is a book with both strengths and weaknesses—very helpful strengths and very dangerous weaknesses. If you can thinking discerningly to embrace what is helpful and reject what is so very unhelpful, you may well find the effort rewarding.

The World in 2030

It’s that time of year again; time to look back at the year that was, and look forward to the year ahead.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 31, 2012 |
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Best Toys Ever 2012

In a complex, "always on" world, perhaps what we need to remember is that we need to intentionally unplug every now and then.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 24, 2012 |
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What Christians Can Learn from the Failed Mayan Apocalypse

The Mayans were wrong about the calendar. But they weren’t wrong that the arc of history is headed toward something cataclysmic.

Let’s Rethink Our Holly-Jolly Christmas Songs

In a time of obvious tragedy, the unbearable lightness of Christmas seems absurd to the watching world.

The Real Christmas Carol

When you study the era that Dickens wrote about when he published A Christmas Carol in 1843, you realize that it was dark and evil. And that the Scrooge character was not the buffoonish, almost cartoon-like character some of the movies made him out to be.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 20, 2012 |
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The Answer is Evil

A teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., reflecting on the carnage and tragedy of one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history, asked the question for the world: “Who would do this to our poor little babies?”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 15, 2012 |
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Is the Culture at War with Christmas?

They know something about “Silent Night,” just as they know something about “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.” What they don’t recognize is the cosmos-shifting mystery of Immanuel as God with Us.

The Church of Oprah-Wan Kenobi

Oprah is more than a celebrity. She is even more than a brand, or a business. She has become a shaping cultural force.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 13, 2012 |
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Death and Life and Your Tongue

While bloggers have rightly been criticized for being too negative at times, blog commenters can be equally ruthless. I’d like to address this briefly today in the hope that I can help us all think well about how we interact online.

Yes, Virginia, There Is

An editorial appeared in the September 21, 1897, edition of The New York Sun titled "Is There a Santa Claus?" It was a reply to a query sent by an 8-year-old girl named Virginia. She asked her father if there was a Santa Claus, and he suggested she write to The Sun and ask, telling her, "If you see it in The Sun, it’s so."

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 10, 2012 |
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The Mayan Apocalypse

The Mayan apocalypse -- predicted for December 21 -- is looming large. How are we to think Christianly about this?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 06, 2012 |
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Ralphie vs. George

An intriguing editorial in TIME magazine noted how "A Christmas Story" had become the quintessential American film for Christmas, replacing "It’s a Wonderful Life."

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 03, 2012 |
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Five Essential Questions

Few have thought more strategically about organizational dynamics than the late Peter Drucker. Toward the end of his life, this turned increasingly toward the non-profit organization.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 29, 2012 |
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24 Mistakes of Misplaced Missional Energy

Who wants to major on the minors? Actually, I know. Most leaders do. It’s the same kind of person who analyzes any number of other people, places or things for mistakes.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 26, 2012 |
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Thankful for the Fleas (2012)

The barracks where Corrie ten Boom and her sister Betsy were kept in the Nazi concentration camp Ravensbruck were terribly overcrowded and flea-infested. They had been able to miraculously smuggle a Bible into the camp, and in that Bible they had read that in all things they were to give thanks, and that God can use anything for good.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 22, 2012 |
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Cultural vs. Universal: Basic Biblical Interpretation for a Skeptical Culture, Part 2

There are two principal concerns brought against Scripture in the secular marketplace of ideas. Forget whether it’s true or not, that’s not the biggest issue in their minds.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 19, 2012 |
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