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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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The Message of the Bible

I caught this over at the Desiring God blog, and it was too good not to share. This is D.A. Carson’s summary of the Bible in 221 words.

Spiritual Narcissism

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

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • 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 Meaning of Marriage

It must be intimidating to write a book on marriage. To rise above such a crowded field a book needs to offer something different, something unique. Tim and Kathy Keller have jumped into the fray with their book The Meaning of Marriage and the distinguishing feature of their book is a deep gospel-centeredness.

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 Dirty Little Secret of Endorsements

Outright skepticism may not be appropriate, but neither should you necessarily assume that every endorsement is as meaningful as you might hope. At the very least, do not buy and believe and apply a book only on the basis of its endorsements.

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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What We Miss

We need to stop believing that everything worth experiencing is worth recording. There’s nothing wrong with taking pictures and shooting video—of course there’s not!—but in all our clicking and in all our capturing, let’s make sure that we’re not missing out on life’s best experiences.

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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5 Bullet Points About Death

I know, I know—there’s a certain level of irony when you provide “bullet points” on death. Nevertheless, here are five important things that the Bible tells us about death.

Praying for the Kingdom to Come

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

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • 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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What Augustine’s Baptism Can Teach Our Churches

As they moved toward the baptistry, candidates were expected to recite the Creed, not to show that they “meant business” but in order to show that they were now entrusted with a glorious mystery of the faith, expected to preserve this for the next generation. (Read more)

8 Things Contentment Opposes

Jeremiah Burrough’s The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment is one of the most important and personally-impactful Puritan works I’ve ever read. Let me give you just a taste of what Burroughs has to say about contentment.

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.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 17, 2012 |
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