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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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Who’s Afraid of a Woman President?

In light of Michele Bachmann’s candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, some are wondering how consistent it is for Christians to elect a woman to national office when they wouldn’t vote for her to serve as pastor of a local church. The question is a good one, and is more complicated than it first appears, to both sides.

Going Public: Your Child Can Thrive in Public School

There was a time when homeschooling was a very lonely place to be. Perhaps in some contexts it still is. But it seems that homeschooling has entered the mainstream and for many families is now the default option. Speaking from experience, as the father of 3 children who all attend local public schools, I can attest that public schooling can be a very lonely place as well… (Read more)

Going Public: Your Child Can Thrive in Public School

There was a time when homeschooling was a very lonely place to be. Perhaps in some contexts it still is. But it seems that homeschooling has entered the mainstream and for many families is now the default option. Speaking from experience, as the father of 3 children who all attend local public schools, I can attest that public schooling can be a very lonely place as well… (Read more)

A Most Curious Hero

One of the more telling cultural shifts of the last seventy-five years has been what some have called the “celebrification” of culture.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 29, 2011 |
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God's Approval Index

I recently found myself wondering what it would be like to have someone measuring my popularity on a day-to-day basis. It cannot be fun. I do not envy the president.

Annual Mindset List

Beloit College has once again released its annual Mindset List for the incoming class of college freshman.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 25, 2011 |
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Undimmed & Undiminished

It was A.W. Tozer who wrote (in The Knowledge of the Holy), “what comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” That is a broad statement, a grand one, but one that merits some thought... (Read more)

Pornification

Let’s coin a term, shall we? You’ve heard of commercialization, and bureaucratization. How about “pornification”?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 22, 2011 |
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And What Do You Do?

The church is a place worthy of a life fully spent; the church is a place where someone can make a difference with their one and only life – maybe even the biggest possible difference; the church is the hope of the world.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 22, 2011 |
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MythBusters

Let’s imagine a season of MythBusters where all they did was explore “myths” about the Christian faith in order to determine whether or not they were true.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 22, 2011 |
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“Man in Black” and “Hurt,” by Johnny Cash

A growing cadre of kids out there are frankly bored by Lady Gaga’s latest attempt to shock American sensibilities. What they are shocked by instead is this gravelly-voiced man, telling them, from beyond the grave, what they already suspect—the shallow kingdoms of this age are headed for a stunning collapse.

Sinful Means to a Glorious End

Though it's popular to say, “Never criticize any method that God is blessing,” I am convinced that one of the greatest but most subtle spiritual dangers Christians face is pragmatism.

Christians Get Depressed Too

Too many people have been taught that Christians—true Christians, good Christians, real Christians—don’t get depressed or that depression is always the outworking of serious sin.

“Underneath the Door,” by Michael Card

I’ve written here before about what an influence the singer-songwriter Michael Card has had on my life and theology. In this week’s episode, Mike joins me in the studio to talk about the only song of his that I don’t like.

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