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Faith Blog Posts

Baptists and Baptisms

The latest numbers are in for Southern Baptists, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, and they’re not pretty.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 13, 2011 |
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When the Views of Fellow Christians Aren't Yours

How are we to engage with Christians whose ideas of Christianity differs from ours.

Pity the Graduate

It’s a tough year to graduate from college.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 09, 2011 |
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The Myth of Over-Population

One of the most persistent and pervasive myths that have shaped the thinking of many people and, subsequently, public policy is the myth that the world’s population is spiraling out of control and that it will ultimately lead to catastrophic shortages of the essential resources necessary to sustain life.

Where Do You Stand With the Lord?

You are blind and only God can give you sight.

Judy Moody’s Colorful, Crazy Summer

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer is eye-and-ear candy o’ plenty for young moviegoers who love colorful costuming, kooky characters and dialogue and unbelievable situations.

Are You Smarter Than Anthony Weiner?

What we need is not intelligence, but wisdom. Wisdom includes seeing where the way I want to go will lead.

Of Circumcision and Prayer

Does it matter that San Francisco may ban circumcisions? Or that a federal judge has prohibited prayer at a Texas graduation?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 06, 2011 |
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Adoption, Identity, and Kung-Fu Panda

We all face them, but for children who’ve been adopted, there’s often a special sense of helplessness in the face of the "who am I?" and "why?" questions.

The Signature in the Cell

One of the most vexing and long-standing mysteries of science is the origin of life: that is, how did the building blocks of matter (atoms and molecules) lead to the building block of life: the biological cell?

Competition with Other Churches

Competition between churches is one of the most prevalent yet least talked about issues in church-world.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 02, 2011 |
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My Foolproof Method for Avoiding Low Self-Esteem

I’ve always sort of instinctively rejected the premise that anyone is inherently better than anyone else. And if no one’s better than anyone else, then no one’s worse than anyone else. And that includes me.

I’m a Complementarian Man With an Egalitarian Wife; Can I Pastor?

The call to ministry is almost all-encompassing, and it engulfs an entire family in a mission many of them didn’t choose. Being a pastor’s wife doesn’t just mean being married to a pastor. It’s a way of life.

"God Gave Me the Gift of Desperation"

The gift of desperation means that God has so emptied you that you have nothing left but God.

The Shining City on a Hill: America?

Most American Christians believe that America has a special place in God's heart.

Religion and Sex Quiz

Jennifer Wright Knust from Boston University, tries to demonstrate how “murky and inconsistent and prone to being hijacked by ideologues” the Bible can be.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 27, 2011 |
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Memorial Day Remembrance

It is astounding to consider that the most powerful military force in the history of the world is comprised entirely of volunteers! These are men and women who have, by their own free choice, set aside their personal freedom and dedicated themselves to serving a higher purpose: justice and liberty. It is this attitude of self-sacrifice for the greater good (or “other-centeredness”) that is absolutely essential to the strength and longevity of any society.

Too Good To Be True

Forgiveness full and free is the hardest thing for us to believe as Christians. We think it’s a mark of spiritual maturity to hang onto our guilt and shame.

A 19th-Century Response to Rob Bell and Love Wins

The rejection of the doctrine of Endless Punishment cuts the ground from under the gospel.

Have I Committed the Unpardonable Sin?

If you care enough to ask the question, the answer is no.

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