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The Real Christmas Carol (2013)

Most people have seen one or more versions of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. But when I first read the novel itself, after viewing various editions of the movie, I was shocked. Scrooge was not the buffoonish, almost cartoon-like character some of the movies made him out to be. He was genuinely evil.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 23, 2013 |
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Generation X-Mas (2013)

An intriguing editorial in TIME magazine chronicled how "A Christmas Story" has become the quintessential American film for Christmas, replacing "It’s a Wonderful Life."

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 16, 2013 |
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Men without Chests

Our world seems to increasingly views human beings as having intellect, and emotion, and appetite, but not soul. Removing this would create “Men without Chests.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 12, 2013 |
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A Great Man

During my time in Johannesburg, I went to the Apartheid museum. Housed in the museum is a replica of Cell Block B that for eightteen years housed a man by the name of Nelson Mandela.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 09, 2013 |
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One American Evangelical Dad's 25 Rules of Christmas

I don't know much, but I do know what's awesome about this holiday, and how to ensure my family, like the reborn Scrooge, knows how to keep Christmas.

Praying Kingdom Come

It’s a simple idea, and a deeply biblical one, woven into the very fabric of the prayer Jesus taught us to pray. “Thy kingdom come.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 05, 2013 |
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A Very "Selfie" World

By now you may have heard that Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year is “selfie.” It’s good word for our day, as without a doubt, it has become a very “selfie” world.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 02, 2013 |
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Thankful for the Fleas (2013)

The barracks where Corrie ten Boom and her sister Betsy were kept in the Nazi concentration camp Ravensbruck were terribly overcrowded and flea-infested.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 28, 2013 |
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Strategic Strategy

There is nothing more critical to leadership than strategic decision-making. And nothing is more strategic in decision-making than, well, strategy.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 25, 2013 |
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A Most Converted Man

C.S. Lewis’ passion was thoughtfully translating the Christian faith into language that anyone could understand. He was driven to have people know what Christianity was about.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 21, 2013 |
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Money Before a Watching World

There are few things more important to guard before a watching world than a church’s financial reputation.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 18, 2013 |
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Whatever Happened to Evangelism? (2013)

It’s time someone wrote a book for the church titled Whatever Became of Evangelism? The point would be how we tend to avoid terms like “lost” or “hell” or “salvation.” It would detail how the Great Commission became the Great Rhetoric and then finally fell into the category of the Great Community.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 14, 2013 |
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When to Leave a Church

There is a perfect time to leave a church, but what that "time" is may surprise you.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 11, 2013 |
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Unplug Your Family

Children spend almost 8 hours a day consuming media for fun, including TV, music, video games and other content.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 07, 2013 |
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Five Biggest Things We Did Right Early On

One of the biggest questions I get from pastors is what we did in the early years that now, looking back with hindsight, we feel made the most difference. It’s a good question.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 04, 2013 |
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About Today (Halloween)

I still hold to the child-like fun Halloween night can hold, but I no longer view the day itself as innocent as I did years ago. But it’s not because of the occult. It's the sex.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 31, 2013 |
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Bucket List

What would a bucket list entail for someone who is already a follower of Christ (becoming one would be, of course, the only bucket list item that would matter)?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 28, 2013 |
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Is Google God?

There can be little doubt that what began as a graduate project of two 20-something Stanford students is now shaping the world. But how?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 24, 2013 |
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Five Missional Misfires

Every church would say they are in it for the mission. Which is why misfiring on that mission is something to be avoided at all costs. Yet it happens all the time.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 21, 2013 |
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The Lost Art of Discipline

A recent business article caught my attention, lamenting the lack of discipline people have toward their work. And this can be just as true of the spiritual life.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 17, 2013 |
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