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Oxymorons

In the “just wondering” category, how many times do we employ an oxymoron in the church? And more to the point, never think of them as one?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 08, 2012 |
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Broken Windows

If a window is broken and left unrepaired, people walking by will conclude that that no one cares and no one is in charge.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 05, 2012 |
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Is It Right for a Christian to Take Anti-Depressants?

A concerned Christian wrote to me asking this: "If I have the Holy Spirit, why do I need this drug? Is it ethical for a Christian to take drugs like this?"

The Bible and Birth Control

The Bible is silent on any explicit discussion of the subject of birth control. (If you are wondering about Onan, feel free to scroll to the bottom of this article.)

Spiritual Colonoscopy

Throughout Christian history, there has been an abiding awareness that we need times of radical spiritual purging, deep personal exploration, followed by radical cleansing and even surgery.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 01, 2012 |
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Talking To Your Self

Imagine you could go back in time and talk to your younger self. What would you say?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 27, 2012 |
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Learning to Stand

There is an enemy who devotes his entire existence to the destruction of God’s work and God’s people. Every Christian is engaged in battle against him.

Are Christians in America Under Attack?

There is a great deal in the news of late, much of it fueled by our current political cycle and the contraception debate, about religious freedom.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 23, 2012 |
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The Middle-Aged White Guy's Guide to Christian Rap

It has to be one of the most unexpected phenomena in the church today—that white middle-aged pastors are talking about rap music and, even more strangely, actually listening to it and recommending it. I don’t know that anyone would have or could have predicted it.

The Greatest Books for Kids

Scholastic Parent & Child have released their list of the "100 Greatest Books for Kids." And with some controversy.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 20, 2012 |
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Gambling and the Common Good

Too many of our “opponents” see us as morally-prissy Victorians who don’t want people doing “naughty” things in our presence. Let’s demolish that pretense.

God in The Vow? Seek and Ye Shall Find

There's a bit of controversy abrew over what Hollywood has done to the story of Kim and Krickett Carpenter in the hit movie The Vow. Asked to comment for a FOXNews.com story, how did I respond?

The God Who Likes

I’m becoming increasingly convinced that this is one of the most overlooked, but important, apologetic messages for the world: "God not only loves you, He likes you."

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 16, 2012 |
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John Piper's Masculine Christianity

Piper's language of “masculine Christianity” is not language I would be likely to adopt for my own use, but I don’t see that what he says here is substantially different from what he and other complementarians have been saying for years.

Let’s Have More Worship Wars

When I insist that the rest of the congregation serve as back-up singers in my own little nostalgic hit parade of back-home Mississippi hymns, I am worshipping in the spirit all right. It’s just not the Holy Spirit. (Read more)

Let’s Have More Worship Wars

I have the worship music tastes of a seventy-five year-old woman. There I admitted it.

The Vanderbilt Decision

On a growing number of campuses, there are stiff challenges regarding campus access for Christian organizations.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 13, 2012 |
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Theology and Culture

There is a great deal of discussion these days in regard to understanding culture sociologically, but very little about understanding it theologically.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 09, 2012 |
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Necessity of the "And"

In their seminal book on organizational success, Built to Last, authors Jim Collins and Jerry Porras write of the importance of getting past the “tyranny of the or” and embracing the “genius of the and.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 06, 2012 |
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The Coming Tech Boom... Or Babel

There’s a technological transformation coming that will revolutionize this century the way the telephone, electricity and automobiles altered the one before.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 02, 2012 |
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