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Fathers: Key to Their Children's Faith

A rather obscure but important study conducted by the Swiss government in 1994 revealed some astonishing facts with regard to the generational transmission of faith and religious values.

The Prometheus Question

The largest question the movie raises is, to its credit, snappily answered. If we find life on another planet, even life that matches our own, does that do away with God?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 11, 2012 |
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Hearing God

How do you know when you've heard from God? It's an important question. In fact, there is no question more important for Christians.

I'm No Lawyer, But...

I am 100 percent against discrimination based on age, race or gender. However, I do not put same-sex marriage into that mix. Age, race and gender are not lifestyle choices. Choosing to enter a same-sex marriage is.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 07, 2012 |
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What We Miss

We need to stop believing that everything worth experiencing is worth recording. There’s nothing wrong with taking pictures and shooting video—of course there’s not!—but in all our clicking and in all our capturing, let’s make sure that we’re not missing out on life’s best experiences.

Losing Their Religion, Gaining Our Voice

Gen X-ers, as they age, are bucking all conventional wisdom and not returning to the religious fold. Why is this news?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 04, 2012 |
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When Life Tumbles In, What Then?

If we turn from faith in the time of trouble, what shall we turn to?

5 Bullet Points About Death

I know, I know—there’s a certain level of irony when you provide “bullet points” on death. Nevertheless, here are five important things that the Bible tells us about death.

What’s Happening Behind the Scenes

God wants us to trust him regardless of what we see happening in our lives, because he is always there . . . behind the scenes.

Praying for the Kingdom to Come

Jesus told us to pray for God’s kingdom to come. What does that mean?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 31, 2012 |
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The Best and Brightest

America’s wunderkinds once looked to politics to make a difference with their lives, but now they head to Google Ventures for start-up money. Why is that?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 28, 2012 |
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What Do We Do Now?

The answer comes back to three simple words.

We Can Always Rebuild

Will you join with today’s Nehemiahs and help restore unity, distinction and holiness that is called for in the body of Christ?

Moral Failure (Before a Watching World)

There have been few things more damaging to the church’s witness than how it has handled moral failure among its leaders.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 24, 2012 |
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What Augustine’s Baptism Can Teach Our Churches

As they moved toward the baptistry, candidates were expected to recite the Creed, not to show that they “meant business” but in order to show that they were now entrusted with a glorious mystery of the faith, expected to preserve this for the next generation. (Read more)

8 Things Contentment Opposes

Jeremiah Burrough’s The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment is one of the most important and personally-impactful Puritan works I’ve ever read. Let me give you just a taste of what Burroughs has to say about contentment.

The 'R' Word

The ultimate obscenity, the most profane word in the English vocabulary, the one personal epithet that cannot be hurled, is the “R” word. "Responsible."

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 21, 2012 |
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The South Sees Manners Decline: So What?

What’s happened to good manners in the South? The New York Times reported that while good manners have always been part of a Southerner’s identity in some sense, they are no longer a priority.

'Remain at Your Posts and Do Your Duty'

On Saturday, April 21, Charles Wendell Colson died. On Wednesday of this week, I attended his memorial service at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 17, 2012 |
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What Preoccupation with Spiritual Growth Produces

Personal development is certainly not wrong, but it is misleading—and it can be very disappointing—to make it our preeminent goal.

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