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An Open Letter to an Unborn Baby

An adopting couple's pastor asked if I’d write a letter to their soon-to-be-adopted boy, for when he’s old enough to start asking questions about his adoption and what it means. I’ve changed his name, but this is what I wrote.

Church Types

I was recently asked to net out some of the types of churches currently shaping practice and thought around the United States.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 18, 2011 |
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Mad About Harry

*This post is a reprint from July, 2007, written upon the release of the seventh and final installment in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series. We thought it fitting to re-publish it with the release of the seventh and final film.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 18, 2011 |
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Good News for Russia’s Orphans

The orphans of the world, whether in Russia or India or Alabama, are among the most vulnerable imaginable. And Jesus has identified the “least of these” as His brothers and sisters (Matt. 25:40). When we care for them, we care for Him.

Midnight in Paris and the Pull of Nostalgia

If the opening chapters of the Book of Ecclesiastes were to take on flesh, the result would be something like Woody Allen. And now the angst-ridden filmmaker is back with a new movie, Midnight in Paris.

Not Guilty vs. Innocent

This could be one of the more opportune theological teaching moments of our day.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 11, 2011 |
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Saints Among Us

There is a conclusion I have come to through all these many years as a pastor: a volunteer is a saint.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 07, 2011 |
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"Firework" in Church

In our day, songs are not just songs.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 05, 2011 |
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Choosing Grace

Everyone thinks grace is a wonderful idea until they are faced with a situation that calls for it to be applied.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 30, 2011 |
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Freedom Fried

The ‘Fourth of July’ devotional. It fell to me this year. And whoa if I didn’t have a firecracker of a time coming up with what to write...

Gender and Sex

Are we nearing the end of gender?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 27, 2011 |
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Seven Last Phrases of the Church

You’ve heard of the “seven last words of the church” before, haven’t you? If not, here they are, tongue firmly in cheek: “We’ve never done it that way before.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 23, 2011 |
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What’s in the Bible, And What’s Not

As a recent report by CNN noted, “The Bible may be the most revered book in America, but it’s also one of the most misquoted.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 20, 2011 |
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Advice for the Hated

It’s certainly not a new word, but it’s found a new use. A “hater.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 16, 2011 |
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Children’s Curriculum That’s Not Afraid of Blood

Children’s Sunday School literature in American evangelicalism is often bloodless and boring. But there’s good news out there, and here’s one example.

Baptists and Baptisms

The latest numbers are in for Southern Baptists, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, and they’re not pretty.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 13, 2011 |
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Pity the Graduate

It’s a tough year to graduate from college.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 09, 2011 |
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Are You Smarter Than Anthony Weiner?

What we need is not intelligence, but wisdom. Wisdom includes seeing where the way I want to go will lead.

Of Circumcision and Prayer

Does it matter that San Francisco may ban circumcisions? Or that a federal judge has prohibited prayer at a Texas graduation?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 06, 2011 |
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Adoption, Identity, and Kung-Fu Panda

We all face them, but for children who’ve been adopted, there’s often a special sense of helplessness in the face of the "who am I?" and "why?" questions.

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