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Pastors Blog Posts

Expressing Beautiful Truth in One’s Preaching

Too often, we spend all our time making sure we’ve understood the meaning of the text and can communicate it faithfully. Precious little time is spent thinking about how we can communicate that meaning beautifully.

The Unpopular Parent

The three keys to parenting in today’s “always on” world are being informed, involved and in charge.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 14, 2012 |
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5 Reasons Pastors Should Say "I'm Sorry"

A well-time apology actually builds respect rather than tearing it down

Preaching is Not Mere Communication

Preaching the Word is not less than communication, but is certainly more

The Prometheus Question

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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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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Fear of Dying? Not Allowed!

I'm sorry, followers of Jesus Christ. The one thing you are not allowed in this life--and certainly not the next--is fear of death. It's verboten, off limits, taboo.

The Wash Cycle of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is not a one-time action. It's a way of life for broken people.

10 Things Christians Might Consider in this Political Season

Good behavior for followers of Christ in an election season

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?

The Most Misused Verses in the Bible

Last weekend, I read a helpful book by Eric Bargerhuff titled The Most Misused Verses in the Bible: Surprising Ways God’s Word Is Misunderstood (Bethany House, 2012). Eric takes the reader through 17 often misquoted verses and helps us see their proper meaning and application.

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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Ten Things Nobody Tells You About Being a Dad

You think you'll be a pretty good father, right up until the moment you actually become one.

Will They Find Us Singing or Whining?

How should Christians live after we've lost a major cultural battle?

I've Been Forgiven? Wow, I'd Forgotten

Barren, unproductive, lifeless believers are either blind or short-sighted, and have clearly forgotten they were ever forgiven for their sins in the first place.

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.

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)

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