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Faith Blog Posts

The Seismic Shift in Outreach

There has been a seismic shift in outreach that few church leaders are understanding, much less pursuing.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 04, 2013 |
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Four Families

In one of the more intriguing sociological studies of late, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia has determined after a three-year study that families fall into four distinct groups.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 31, 2013 |
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An Interview and a Free Album

It was a week or two ago that I came across a band called The Gray Havens. I listened to a few clips and decided to pre-order their first album. It turns out that they are readers of this site. I thought it would be fun to do an interview and they thought it would be fun to give you a copy of their album.

The Keyhole Principle

Only God sees the big picture.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • January 29, 2013 |
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The Truth about (Many) Christians and Evangelism

Churches all say the same thing: "We want to reach the world for Christ." Yet most don’t. So where’s the breakdown?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 28, 2013 |
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The Undivided Heart

Are you "double-hearted"?

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • January 28, 2013 |
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The Death of Death

We won't stay dead forever.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • January 27, 2013 |
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Abortion and the Gospel

Too often, pastors and church leaders assume that, when talking about abortion, their invisible debating partner is the “pro-choice” television commentator or politician. Not so.

Presumption Produces Self-Deception

Our presumption of “okayness” leads to a self-deception that robs us of the joy of our salvation. Besides, our so-called progress isn't as impressive as we think it is.

  • Tullian Tchividjian |
  • January 26, 2013 |
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More Lessons Learned Along the Way

A few months ago I shared a few lessons I’ve learned along the way—a few things I’ve learned about preaching since I rather unexpectedly found myself regularly standing in the pulpit. I want to add a couple of items to my list.

Does It Matter Which Bible We Use?

The Old Testament was written in the language of its writers, which was Hebrew, and the New Testament was written in the language of its writers -- or at least the dominant language of commerce and culture -- which was Greek. The Bibles we read are translations of those languages into the English language. So does it matter which Bible we use?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 24, 2013 |
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Parents: Young People Leaving an Overprotective Church

Sometime back a survey from the Barna Group yielded six reasons young people leave the church.

'Being' Discipled

It’s a common phrase in Christian circles. We talk of "discipling" someone, "being" discipled, or going where there is a strong emphasis on discipleship. What’s wrong with this picture?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 22, 2013 |
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3 Ways to Live With Joy

Every sunrise lays a new day before us and asks, “What will you do with this day? What will this day be?”

Suffer the Little Children

Jesus is on the side of those who love little children.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • January 17, 2013 |
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What Chris Rock Can Teach Us About Marriage

Most Christians don’t look to Chris Rock for advice. But on one point, he has something we should hear.

Mind the Gap

If you have ever been to London, you are familiar with the "tube," London’s expansive underground transport system. Once there, a constant refrain -- over loudspeakers and on signs -- is "Mind the Gap." There are, of course, many "gaps" to be mindful of.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 17, 2013 |
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Don't Be a Sermon Stealer!

Milk many cows but make your own butter.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • January 14, 2013 |
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A Culture That Cheats

As people are exposed to more dishonesty around them, and if it seems "everyone" is doing it, then cheating becomes even more pervasive and socially acceptable.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 14, 2013 |
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Is Biblical Morality Outdated?

Have the Ten Commandments outlived their shelf life? Some folks seem to think so.

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