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Mad About Harry

*This post is a reprint from July, 2007, written upon the release of the seventh and final installment in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series. We thought it fitting to re-publish it with the release of the seventh and final film.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 18, 2011 |
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Coming into the Presence of God, pt.1

In five sparing verses the Lord's Prayer brings us to the throne room of God...

The Difference Between “Praying For” and “Forgiving”

We tend to fuzzy-up the distinction between praying for someone and forgiving them. But they're not the same thing at all.

Good News for Russia’s Orphans

The orphans of the world, whether in Russia or India or Alabama, are among the most vulnerable imaginable. And Jesus has identified the “least of these” as His brothers and sisters (Matt. 25:40). When we care for them, we care for Him.

Potter or Pooh … What to Do?

Which movie to see this weekend? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 or Winnie the Pooh. The choice is yours.

The Way You Live is the Way You Die

The heart slowly hardens like concrete. Can a hard heart be shattered and made soft at the last second? Yes, but we can’t count on it.

Must We Pray for Our Enemies?

How important is it that we pray for those whom we know do, or have, meant us harm?

Midnight in Paris and the Pull of Nostalgia

If the opening chapters of the Book of Ecclesiastes were to take on flesh, the result would be something like Woody Allen. And now the angst-ridden filmmaker is back with a new movie, Midnight in Paris.

Not Guilty vs. Innocent

This could be one of the more opportune theological teaching moments of our day.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 11, 2011 |
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How Can We Increase Our Compassion for Others?

What can we do to help us see others not with our eyes, but God's?

Saints Among Us

There is a conclusion I have come to through all these many years as a pastor: a volunteer is a saint.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 07, 2011 |
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The Subjective Power Of An Objective Gospel

Why does man feel so bad in the very age when, more than in any other age, he has succeeded in satisfying his needs and making the world over for his own use?

  • Tullian Tchividjian |
  • July 06, 2011 |
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Being the Church When Empires Fall (Part 2 of 2)

A pressing concern for us today is that unlike our first and second-century brothers and sisters, we all-too-often appear similar to the surrounding culture. This is especially true among the forthcoming generation. As Christianity Today reported more than seven years ago, “Specific studies of sexual trends among Christian teens have been limited, but all indications are that, on average, there is little difference between their sexual behavior and that of non-Christian youths.”

"Firework" in Church

In our day, songs are not just songs.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 05, 2011 |
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How God Pursues Prodigals, Part 2

It's never too late to stop running from God.

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

This goes on the top shelf as the best book I’ve read this year.

The Life That Is Truly Life

Is life nothing more than the sum total of our personal experiences? Is there no higher purpose to human existence than to set goals, make them, and rest in the afterglow of our successes? Those are questions that haunt the human soul.

Choosing Grace

Everyone thinks grace is a wonderful idea until they are faced with a situation that calls for it to be applied.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 30, 2011 |
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Freedom Fried

The ‘Fourth of July’ devotional. It fell to me this year. And whoa if I didn’t have a firecracker of a time coming up with what to write...

Why Did I Pray for Emily?

What do we think happens, really, when we pray for others?

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