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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.

Competition with Other Churches

Competition between churches is one of the most prevalent yet least talked about issues in church-world.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 02, 2011 |
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I’m a Complementarian Man With an Egalitarian Wife; Can I Pastor?

The call to ministry is almost all-encompassing, and it engulfs an entire family in a mission many of them didn’t choose. Being a pastor’s wife doesn’t just mean being married to a pastor. It’s a way of life.

Religion and Sex Quiz

Jennifer Wright Knust from Boston University, tries to demonstrate how “murky and inconsistent and prone to being hijacked by ideologues” the Bible can be.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 27, 2011 |
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The Plantation Church

It’s surprising how few open, transparent and practical discussions there are about racial matters in the local church.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 23, 2011 |
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A Pre-Tribulational Rapture?

May 21, we’re told, is the end of it all. Harold Camping tells us it’s the day when the Rapture of the church will happen. Historic Christianity, of course, stands with Jesus over anyone who claims he knows the day or the hour of Jesus’ coming (Matt. 24:3-8). But what about the larger idea here? Is there a secret, sudden Rapture? Is that what we should expect?

The False Prophets of Science

Stephen Hawking gives an exclusive interview in The Guardian that has received widespread media attention.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 19, 2011 |
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Can Romance Novels Hurt Your Heart?

Pornography and romance novels aren’t (or at least aren’t always) morally equivalent, but they “work” the same way.

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