Pastors Blog Posts

Confessions of a Performancist

“Justification by works” assumes that my worth is measured by my performance. It conceals a dark and ghastly fear: “If I do not perform, I will be judged unworthy.”

  • Tullian Tchividjian |
  • April 15, 2013 |
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8 Reasons for the Media Blackout on Kermit Gosnell

We are accustomed to 24/7 news coverage of tragedies involving child killings. Not so with Dr. Gosnell. Here are the reasons why:

Thirty Barriers to Growth

If a church isn’t growing, what is keeping it from fulfilling its full redemptive potential?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 15, 2013 |
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Parents, Sports and Church

I am about to enter into a volatile subject. Not abortion or same-sex marriage. I want to talk about parents, sports and the church.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 11, 2013 |
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5 Ways Adult Children Can Honor Their Parents

Living the tension between "leave and cleave" and "honor your parents" isn't always easy.

Heresy Creep

There is a growing phenomenon in many churches – particularly large, fast-growing evangelical churches - that can only be called “heresy creep.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 08, 2013 |
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4 Things to Remember During Unwelcome Work

The truths you learn in the valleys keep your feet steady on the mountaintops. There is a time for everything – even unwelcome work. Look for the hidden blessings.

Grace Prevails

There is nothing that is harder for us to wrap our minds around than the unconditional, non-contingent grace of God. In fact, it “defies our reason and logic,” upending our sense of fairness and offending our deepest intuitions, especially when it comes to those who have done us harm.

  • Tullian Tchividjian |
  • April 04, 2013 |
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Jesus is On the "Wrong Side of History"

A fictional conversation from the first century A.D.

Matt Lauer and Tall Poppies

The last few weeks, Matt Lauer has been mercilessly roasted with calls for his replacement. I’ve never seen anything like it.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 04, 2013 |
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Think God Can't Use You?

God uses imperfect people because that's all he's got to work with.

The Best Kind of Protest

How should Christians respond to insults and vitriol from the culture?

Accidental Cross

"I found my cross. Have you found yours?"

How to Pray Fresh Prayers

The message from a friend raised a question I’d not thought of: "Can you tell me how to freshen up my prayer time?"

The Monday After Easter (2013)

This is a blog with a very specific audience. I know it may exclude some of you, but it may be healthy for you to eavesdrop.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 01, 2013 |
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"That's All I've Got"

Sin is the problem. Jesus is the answer.

The Insomnia of Jesus

The next time you find yourself unable to sleep due to worry, ask whether you’re in the Galilee waters or the Gethsemane garden. Ask yourself whether your wakefulness is of the weakening flesh or the awakening Spirit.

Easter Meditations

We need more than a shoulder to cry on. We need more than hands and feet that will take the nails that we deserve. We need the strong arms of a Savior who comes back from the dead.

Why Do You Look for the Living Among the Dead?

He is risen! He is risen indeed!

Just uploaded "Going All In"

Here's the Easter message I recorded a few days ago.

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