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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)

5 Inconvenient Truths about the Writing Life

What you don't know about getting published

The 'R' Word

The ultimate obscenity, the most profane word in the English vocabulary, the one personal epithet that cannot be hurled, is the “R” word. "Responsible."

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 21, 2012 |
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'Remain at Your Posts and Do Your Duty'

On Saturday, April 21, Charles Wendell Colson died. On Wednesday of this week, I attended his memorial service at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 17, 2012 |
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A Critical Mind vs. A Critical Spirit

In our celebration of the critical mind, we may be indulging the critical spirit. There is a difference. A big one. And it’s largely one of the heart.

Why They Dislike Us: Christians and "Branding"

What the Scriptures says to a church obsessed with its image

What Preoccupation with Spiritual Growth Produces

Personal development is certainly not wrong, but it is misleading—and it can be very disappointing—to make it our preeminent goal.

What Maurice Sendak Can Teach the Church

Maurice Sendak, who just died, doesn’t seem, at first glance, to have much to teach Christians. But this atheist with a cynical outlook and a foul mouth saw something of the fallen glory of the universe we followers of Jesus sometimes ignore.

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