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Porn Has No One But Itself to Blame

The pornography industry has succeeded so well that it has forced itself into decline. It has made sex so pervasive that it has become boring.

Bone Structure

One thing I told them then, and would tell them now, is to not overlook the chance to design your church's structure.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 18, 2013 |
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Spring Break from Disney

Former Disney star Ashley Benson is busy promoting a racy R-rated film, "Spring Breakers," which features (among other things) a threesome scene. And if that's not bad enough, it's being promoted via a cover story in Seventeen Magazine, a magazine which has openly shared that they target girls as young as 12.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 14, 2013 |
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Should a Christian Dentist Fire His Too-Hot Hygienist?

Jesus said “If your eye offends you, gouge it out.” He didn’t say “If you find your neighbor’s eyes are too sexy, gouge them out.” It isn’t a just society when women are hired only if they meet certain standards of “sexiness.”

Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight

I've always found the "armor of God" passage in Ephesians 6 a rich vein of Scripture. Specifically, how we can stand strong in our faith in the face of enormous, ferocious opposition to stand at all.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 11, 2013 |
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Truth Behind Large Churches

It's easy to take shots at large churches.But I am convinced that any church of any size can be learned from, and that includes large churches.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 07, 2013 |
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Four Good Reasons to Read Good Books

Here are four good reasons to read good books: To know, to grow, to lead, and to love.

Why Johnny Cash Still Matters

February 26 would have been Johnny Cash’s 81st birthday. Unlike many celebrities whose name dies out with the obituaries of their fan base, Cash continues to matter. And I think it matters that we understand why.

Culture's New Vocabulary

Sometimes it is the redefinition of a word or phrase that is at the heart of our most important cultural transformations – and challenges.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 04, 2013 |
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Galatians For You by Tim Keller

As with all of Keller’s books, this one is full of the gospel and full of powerful quotes. Here are just a few favorites...

Seeing Clearly

I do not know what tends to occupy your life. If you are like most people, including myself, it trends toward the trivial and mundane.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 28, 2013 |
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The Shepherd-Rancher Divide

Every church longs to grow. That’s the way it should be. "The Great Commission" was not "The Small Suggestion." So what is keeping many of these churches from reaching their full potential?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 25, 2013 |
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Is There Anybody Out There?

Where some children grow up under the loving care of kind parents, Mez McConnell was left to tumble up on his own after his mother abandoned him, after his father took up with an abusive woman.

Why the Afterlife Bores Us

I have long suspected that many Christians dread not just death but heaven. We won’t admit that, of course.

Steve Who?

Malcolm Gladwell claims that in 50 years, no one will remember Steve Jobs, but statues to Bill Gates will fill the Third World.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 21, 2013 |
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There Is No Cyberspace

A recent article in Salon suggests that the idea of cyberspace will soon come an end, and I tend to agree. While there would be some loss, I believe it would be a net gain. Maybe the way to begin is simply to stop using the term.

The Soul of a Leader

You may not know this, but ministry is spiritually hazardous to your soul.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 18, 2013 |
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New & Notable Book Reviews

I love writing book reviews and I love reading them. Since I cannot possibly read and review all of the interesting books out there, here are a few notable links I’ve collected recently:

Farewell to a "Church and Culture" Pope

We’ve all read the headlines about the historic resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the first such resignation in over 600 years.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 14, 2013 |
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The Rich Tapestry of God's Providence

There are billions of stories unfolding in this world. What a joy it will be to trace these threads, these stories, to see how they are interwoven, and to praise God for his mercy and his grace in and through each one.

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Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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