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What Kind of Church to the "Nones" Are You?

Much attention has been given to the rise of the nones and rightly so. This person needs someone or something to facilitate the process of moving him or her toward being able to even consider the life and message of Christ.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 10, 2014 |
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The Vanishing Ecclesiology

Today, Christianity tends to be disqualified on the grounds that it argues that an unchanging and universal truth even exists. In other words, a particular faith used to be wrong on the basis of what one perceived to be truth; now a faith is wrong for claiming there is such a thing.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 07, 2014 |
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"How to be a Godly Rebel" Airs on July 4

Tune it at 11 AM CT on July 4.

A Date that Changed our World

An essay in the New York Times, prompted by the July celebration of Independence Day, put forward the ten days that really changed American history. The point was that nothing much actually happened on Thursday, July 4, 1776.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 03, 2014 |
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Three Moving Cultural Currents

Sociologist Peter Berger, among many others, has long suggested that the modern world is being shaped by three deep and fast-moving cultural currents: secularization, pluralization and privatization.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 30, 2014 |
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The World Without Us

The book with this title, by Alan Weisman, prompts a powerful and provocative question for those of us who follow Christ: If all Christian influence were withdrawn from the world tomorrow, how long would it be before the world felt the effects?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 26, 2014 |
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Putting the Letters Together

Prayer is easy until it isn't.

The King of Consequences

King Jesus cares about how we treat others.

The Mark of a Christian

What occupied Jesus the moments before His atoning death for the sins of the world? Not surprisingly, He was concerned that the world would recognize His gift.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 23, 2014 |
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Happy Times in Sugar Grove

A lot can happen in six years.

The Greek, the Latin and the Hebrew

At the risk of gross over-simplification, there are three primary ways of looking at reality, at least among those of us who reside in the West. Each is deeply important to grasp.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 19, 2014 |
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Knocking Holes in the Darkness

We aren’t called to save the world. Only God can do that. But we are called to make a difference.

The Coming Evangelical Divide

Can't we all just get along? No, we can't.

Stories of Things Unseen

From the infinitesimal to the infinite, the design and structure of nature point inexorably to the wonders of things unseen.

Idea and Ideal

I know that many, if not most, Christians have become disillusioned with the church. But it is an institution, and needs to be.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 16, 2014 |
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My Father's Day Gift

The future belongs to the young, and that future is as bright as the promises of God.

Summer Reading List (2014)

A long tradition at ChurchandCulture.org is the summer reading post – meaning the once-a-year list of ten books that might be worth your while to peruse during some (hopefully) extra reading time over your summer.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 12, 2014 |
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How Will Your Church Adjust to Gay Couples?

Have you thought about it? You better, because it's a question your church will face, sooner or later...

The Transgender Tipping Point

Mainstream acceptance of homosexuality and the legalization of gay marriage virtually demand the acceptance of almost any other lifestyle. And first in line is the “T” in LGBT.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 09, 2014 |
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Staying Creative

One of the challenges in any sphere of life, particularly ministry, is staying creative. And it’s an important challenge.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 05, 2014 |
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