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Memo to CNN and Bill Nye

CNN recently ran an article about the YouTube slam on creationism, "Creationism Is Not Appropriate for Children," by Bill Nye -- also known as TV’s "Bill Nye the Science Guy." I felt it worthwhile to address this.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 03, 2012 |
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Downstream, In the Moral Sewage

Many young women today are convinced that they are revolutionaries. What they don’t see is that they are swimming downstream from someone else’s sewage.

The Christian and Politics

With the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week, and the DNC coming next week to my home city (Charlotte), it seemed a good time to talk about the Christian and politics.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 30, 2012 |
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Church Metrics

I am about to go where angels fear to tread. Yep, church numbers.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 27, 2012 |
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Marriage Under Fire

There’s an old line that goes, "It’s like saying you want to marry someone, but still date around." Who would think of marrying someone, and then act as if it was okay to date? It was an easy point to get. Not anymore.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 23, 2012 |
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Good News for Bad Preachers

Great preachers are the ones who preach really bad sermons. The difference is that they preach really bad sermons when they’re young, and are sharpened for life by critique.

Sanctification Is a Community Project

The measure of the Christian life is growth in holiness. We grow in holiness, at least in part, by putting sin to death. We put sin to death by exposing it to the light.

Reaching Out to the Unchurched

I want to make sure that churches understand their models. And specifically, that if you want to be a church for the unchurched, you understand what that means.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 20, 2012 |
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Pat Robertson vs. the Spirit of Adoption

f you want to see the gospel of Christ that has energized this church for two thousand years, turn off the television.

Our Snarky Selves

"Snarky" is a relatively new, mostly British slang adjective that means "critical," "cutting" or "testy." It can refer to a person, or mood. Or, in our case, a culture.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 16, 2012 |
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What's Wrong With a Boy Who Wears a Dress?

The latest edition of The New York Times Magazine features a cover photo of a young girl with long hair in a long, flowing pink dress decorated with flowers. Only it isn’t a girl. It’s a boy.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 13, 2012 |
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Is America a Christian Nation?

The National Association of Evangelicals recently polled its leadership as to whether they felt the United States was a Christian nation. The answer was overwhelming.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 09, 2012 |
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Church Hopping

A working definition: church hopping is going from one church to another without committing to any one church for any significant period of time (which makes it different than legitimate church "shopping").

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 06, 2012 |
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Always On, Never With

There are several fallouts from a culture that is “always on.” For one thing, it's made us impatient.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 02, 2012 |
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(How Not) To Train Up a Child

What we believe to be true about children will inevitably shape the way we “train them up.”

It's All About Tolerance

Have you scratched your head over the last few weeks and thought, “What in the world is going on?” What’s going on is a massive divide about what is meant by “tolerance.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 30, 2012 |
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Would You Like to Read "The Discipline of Grace" With Me?

For years I had wanted to read some of the classics of the Christian faith, but I knew that without a measure of accountability I would never have the self-discipline to make my way through them. I decided to launch a reading program called Reading Classics Together.

The Chick-fil-A Mirror

Every now and then an event comes along that offers a unique reflection of our world. A mirror, if you will, of what our culture has become.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 26, 2012 |
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The Joker

There is a word that is often airbrushed from our rhetoric. Evil. And we need the word back.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 23, 2012 |
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Hypocrites

"The church is full of hypocrites." It’s almost become the great cultural dismissal. It has become the "one-liner" that can effectively quell any consideration of Jesus, much less the implications of faith in Him.

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