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Gambling and the Common Good

Too many of our “opponents” see us as morally-prissy Victorians who don’t want people doing “naughty” things in our presence. Let’s demolish that pretense.

What That Pastor Search Committee is Looking For

There is one huge reminder which needs to be passed along to pastors now at the point in their ministry where they are courting search committees. Here is what the pastor search committee is looking for when they visit your church...

The God Who Likes

I’m becoming increasingly convinced that this is one of the most overlooked, but important, apologetic messages for the world: "God not only loves you, He likes you."

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 16, 2012 |
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5 Ways to Pray for Your Church

How to intercede for the imperfect church you serve

Let’s Have More Worship Wars

When I insist that the rest of the congregation serve as back-up singers in my own little nostalgic hit parade of back-home Mississippi hymns, I am worshipping in the spirit all right. It’s just not the Holy Spirit. (Read more)

Let’s Have More Worship Wars

I have the worship music tastes of a seventy-five year-old woman. There I admitted it.

The Vanderbilt Decision

On a growing number of campuses, there are stiff challenges regarding campus access for Christian organizations.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 13, 2012 |
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Discipleship Is More Than Conveying Information

Yes, teaching involves the transfer of important information, but Christian discipleship involves more than that.

Theology and Culture

There is a great deal of discussion these days in regard to understanding culture sociologically, but very little about understanding it theologically.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 09, 2012 |
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The Single Cure-All for Church Eruptions

An epidemic is sweeping our land in the form of church dissension over the smallest of issues. What's a pastor to do?

Suggestions to Those Looking for a Good Church

I often get e-mails from people looking for a church. The questions are always similar. What I’ve found helpful in advising people who are looking for a church are a few insights from Francis Schaeffer and Dietrich Bonhoeffer...

Religion and the Gospel

People often say, "I Hate Religion But Love Jesus." But, in the Bible, is the word “religion” ever opposed to the gospel? Or, is the main idea of “religion” opposed to the main idea of the gospel?

  • Tullian Tchividjian |
  • February 07, 2012 |
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1,000 for China on March 26

Will you be one of 1,000 praying for China on March 26?

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • February 07, 2012 |
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Necessity of the "And"

In their seminal book on organizational success, Built to Last, authors Jim Collins and Jerry Porras write of the importance of getting past the “tyranny of the or” and embracing the “genius of the and.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 06, 2012 |
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A "So That" Prayer for China

Robert Schuler showed me how to pray for China.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • February 06, 2012 |
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So That

If you don’t have a reason for praying a particular prayer, perhaps it’s not worth praying in the first place.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • February 05, 2012 |
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When Jesus Comes to Church

How easy it is to substitute knowledge for a warm heart toward Jesus. How quickly we justify our hard hearts by pointing to all our well-intentioned religiosity.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • February 04, 2012 |
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Are Christians Totally Depraved?

This is an important question, not simply a theological question...

  • Tullian Tchividjian |
  • February 03, 2012 |
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The Coming Tech Boom... Or Babel

There’s a technological transformation coming that will revolutionize this century the way the telephone, electricity and automobiles altered the one before.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 02, 2012 |
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5 Ways You Can Help Your Church

Yes, your church is imperfect. I get that. But here's how you, an imperfect sinner yourself, can make it better.

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