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Pastors Blog Posts

12 Gospel Scriptures That Have Branded Me

Here are twelve Gospel texts that mean a great deal to me. They are part of my DNA, essential aspects of my faith.

The Converted Mind

A mind for God is terribly important if one is to have a life given to God. As the Apostle Paul wrote, the very basis of our spiritual transformation as Christ followers is through the renewing of our minds.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 21, 2012 |
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Discipleship Depends on God

Christian discipleship is a process of paying more and more attention to God’s righteousness and less and less attention to our own

  • Tullian Tchividjian |
  • June 20, 2012 |
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Killing the Jerk Gene in Leadership

There is a unwritten rule that leaders must be jerks in order to succeed. But Jesus showed us a different way.

Bad Religion

Editors at Preaching Today recently highlighted Ross Douthat’s synopsis of the core beliefs of America’s wave of “spiritual but not religious” teachers.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 18, 2012 |
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The Man from Mississippi

I still miss my dad 38 years later.

The Great Blondin and True Saving Faith

It’s not enough to believe that Christ theoretically could save you.

How to Answer Satan's Accusations

Apart from the grace of God, Satan is absolutely right about who we are.

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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Preaching is Not Mere Communication

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

5 Reasons Pastors Should Say "I'm Sorry"

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

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.

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