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'Dry Wedding': Redundancy, or Oxymoron?

When you attend a wedding, do you expect there will, or will not, be alcohol served?

Pat Robertson Responds

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Robertson’s comments on divorce and Alzheimer’s. More problematic, though, was Robertson’s flippant response to the abhorrent theology behind the whole issue...

John Calvin for Everybody

Calvin is too important to leave him frozen in caricature, and he’s too significant to leave him simply to his tribe of theological partisans. He offers rich insight to all in the Christian tradition, including those who consider themselves the furthest away from “Calvinism.”

More on Spiritual Abuse

How do we respond to spiritual abuse internally—in our own hearts, and how do we respond to spiritual abuse “externally”—in our relationship to the person hurting us?

Dead Last

In a recent opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, Norm Augustine laments the weakening emphasis on the study of history.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 26, 2011 |
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An End to Trickle-Down Worship

There’s something refreshing and real about worship music that emerges in the context of a real, palpable local church.

The Under Protective Parent

There is much talk in our day about avoiding being “over protective,” but little to no talk on being “under protective.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 22, 2011 |
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Did You Marry the Wrong Person?

I think most married people wonder that at one time or another. It may not be a question filled with true angst and regret, but one that may persist at the back of their mind.

Spiritual Abuse

Spiritual abuse is a term that seems to be gaining a little bit of traction with whole blogs dedicated to it. It describes a clear reality—that where there is spiritual authority in a sinful world, there will at times be abuse of that authority. However...

Whatever Happened to Evangelism?

It’s time someone wrote a book for the church titled 'Whatever Became of Evangelism?'

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 19, 2011 |
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“Beer for My Horses,” by Toby Keith and Willie Nelson

Years ago, Toby Keith asked Willie Nelson if he’d record a song with him. When he heard that the song would be called “Beer for My Horses,” Nelson—to my understanding—was sold on the spot.

We're Not in Kansas Anymore

The reports, studies and news stories seemed to pour out this past week on the diminishing role orthodox Christian faith has in America.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 15, 2011 |
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Teach Me How to Pray (II)

Obviously the most important part of a prayer life is just praying—I’m sure it’s very easy to get hung up on questions of procedure while forgetting to actually just pray—but I am also very eager to learn how other people collect and organize all of the things they may need to pray for... (Read more)

The Gospel and Cruciform Fidelity

Recently, broadcaster Pat Robertson said a man should divorce his wife with Alzheimer’s in order to marry another woman. This is more than cruelty. This is a repudiation of the gospel.

You're Right!

If it were confirmed to you that everything you believe and preach from the Word of God was true, right, and absolute, what would you do?

Don't Worry about Inviting Me

Don’t worry about inviting me to church this weekend.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 12, 2011 |
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What 9/11 Did to Religion

CNN’s John Blake reached out to religious leaders and scholars to pose a simple question: How did 9/11 change America’s attitude toward religion?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 08, 2011 |
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Dungeons and Dragons and Debating Calvinism

Remember those Dungeons and Dragons people back in junior high school? Well, they grew up, got saved, and are now debating Calvinism, on both sides.

Teach Me How to Pray

While I feel the desire to pray and I often long to pray, I find it difficult. So, I have turned to a few pastors I know to ask them how they manage the task of prayer. In the weeks to come I plan to share some of their advice in the hope that you will find it helpful. Here's the first installment from a dear friend and pastor here in Toronto, Tim Kerr...

Is the Church the Hope of the World?

As I read a letter from a volunteer, I couldn’t help wondering: is the church really the hope of the world?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 01, 2011 |
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