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Howard Schultz, Tim Keller and "Bearing False Witness"

The ninth commandment forbids us from lying, but it does far more than that. It demands that we deliberately seek out the truth.

The Answer is Evil (2013)

I am heartbroken for the families, furious at the evil, and more resolved than ever to give my life to Christ's mission.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 18, 2013 |
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What Should We Do with Our Frozen Embryos?

Here's my response to a question I received from "A Stressed Dad.'

Kermit Gosnell and the Gospel

Yesterday I was typing the name “Kermit Gosnell,” and my phone auto-corrected the name to “gospel.” I shuddered momentarily.

Would God Interfere with Our Free Will?

Some Christians see God as a kindly but passive observer of our choices. After all, God wouldn’t ever interfere with our free will, would He? Ask Jonah and a wry smile would come over his face.

Thirty Barriers to Growth

If a church isn’t growing, what is keeping it from fulfilling its full redemptive potential?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 15, 2013 |
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The Sage's Lament

If all those thousands of years ago the Sage was already lamenting “Of making many books there is no end” what would he say today?

Parents, Sports and Church

I am about to enter into a volatile subject. Not abortion or same-sex marriage. I want to talk about parents, sports and the church.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 11, 2013 |
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In the Crosshairs of the "Discernment Bloggers"

The Internet has forever changed the way Christians relate to one another. Among the realities of this digital world is a whole class of web sites known as discernment blogs or watchblogs...

Heresy Creep

There is a growing phenomenon in many churches – particularly large, fast-growing evangelical churches - that can only be called “heresy creep.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 08, 2013 |
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Humble Orthodoxy

"I don’t know any other way to say this: it seems like a lot of the people who care about orthdoxy are jerks.” ~ Josh Harris

Matt Lauer and Tall Poppies

The last few weeks, Matt Lauer has been mercilessly roasted with calls for his replacement. I’ve never seen anything like it.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 04, 2013 |
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The Monday After Easter (2013)

This is a blog with a very specific audience. I know it may exclude some of you, but it may be healthy for you to eavesdrop.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 01, 2013 |
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The Insomnia of Jesus

The next time you find yourself unable to sleep due to worry, ask whether you’re in the Galilee waters or the Gethsemane garden. Ask yourself whether your wakefulness is of the weakening flesh or the awakening Spirit.

No, It Actually Is More Blessed To Give Than to Receive

I am a long way from mastering this principle but I can attest that the Lord means what he says. The joy that comes through giving is deeper and better and more satisfying than the fleeting joy that comes through hoarding.

"Good" Friday (2013)

The amazing thing about Good Friday is that it was -- and is -- part of the "good" declared by God at creation. And it was a good for us.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 28, 2013 |
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Why Christians Should Read Fiction

I’ve found that most people who tell me that fiction is a waste of time are folks who seem to hold to a kind of sola cerebra vision of the Christian life that just doesn’t square with the Bible.

Screwtape on Easter (2013)

It was from the imagination of C.S. Lewis that we were first exposed to a devil’s diabolical advice for the capturing of the human heart through the fictional correspondence between a senior devil, Screwtape, to his nephew, Wormwood. Here is a freshly imagined correspondence, just intercepted, of course, related to Easter.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 25, 2013 |
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Holy Week... So What? (2013)

It’s a fair question. In our culture, the significance of sacred days and times has long been forgotten. We live our lives on the surface of frenetic activity, seldom adding depth to any given moment.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 21, 2013 |
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Why Jack the Giant-Slayer Misses the Mark

Jack now has his turn at the silver screen, with the film “Jack the Giant-Slayer,” in theaters now. I saw it, and was disappointed. Here’s why.

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