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Pastors Blog Posts

Is Your Church a Kingdom Colony or a Country Club?

Our hearts drift toward tribalism, the tendency to gather with people just like us and to reflect ourselves rather than the missionary heart of God. We’re always putting up mirrors around the light of the gospel when we should be putting up windows.

Well-Disguised Mercies

Today's mercies are for today's burdens.

God and Sandy (2013)

When faced with tragedies such as the tornadoes in Oklahoma, people tend to ask, "Where was God?" This blog was originally released following hurricane Sandy in 2012.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 23, 2013 |
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The Crazy Culture of Complementarianism

When I say the culture of complementarianism seems “crazy” at times, I mean two things, one good and one bad.

The Grace of Radical Ordinariness

You can be both radical and faithful at the same time. And you can do it without disparaging your fellow Christians.

When You Are Tempted to Doubt

When you are tempted to doubt your salvation, remember God’s faithfulness.

My Prayer Before the Illinois General Assembly

My wonderful opportunity to represent Christ in Springfield

How Blessed We Already Are

If only we had eyes to see what God has done for us.

The Cult of Personality

A growing phenomenon within the ranks of churches, large and small (but mostly large), is the cult of personality. It’s when a person becomes the center of attention rather than Christ; an individual looms larger than a mission; a figure is given more status than the organization itself.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 20, 2013 |
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Going to Church As an Act of War

Attending your local gospel-preaching church may not seem like a big deal. But it really is and here's the reason why

Falling Pastors

One city. Three senior pastors of megachurches. And in just a six month period, three moral failures.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 16, 2013 |
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Why Your Spiritual Growth Matters

There may be spiritual infants depending on your discipleship ministry

Remember the Infertile Too

What if pastors set aside time in the church service to pray for children for the infertile? The Proverbs 31 woman warrants attention, but what about the 1Samuel 1 woman?

When John Stott Confronted Billy Graham

What happens when two of the most influential evangelicals of the 20th century don’t see eye to eye on an issue with important theological and practical implications? A public showdown.

Am I Reformed?

Got your attention with the title, didn’t I? At least, the attention of a number of you who consider it a hot topic.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 13, 2013 |
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A Prayer for Moms on Mother's Day

A simple pray to offer for the mothers in your life

Six People

Barbara Streisand was recently asked “the question.” You know it. It’s been around for ages: “If you could invite anyone, past or present, what six people would you invite for dinner?” Who would you pick?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 09, 2013 |
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7 Things Pastors Should Tell Their People Often

The most important spiritual truths need to be emphasized again and again if the hearers are to truly learn them and benefit from them. Here are seven biblical truths we pastors need to keep telling our people in the hope that eventually most will “get it.”

Raising Little Pharisees

I'm afraid that if I'm not careful, I may raise up little Pharisees, who so imbibe the values I teach that they use them as a cudgel with which to judge others.

8 Business Tips from Jack Welch

The reality of common grace means there is truth to be found and lessons to be learned in all sorts of places. I recently read Winning, a business book with candid advice from Jack Welch...

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