Pastors Blog Posts

A Dad Who Did It Right

The best thing a godly father can do for his sons or daughters is to give them an example worth following.

Advice for the Hated

It’s certainly not a new word, but it’s found a new use. A “hater.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 16, 2011 |
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Signing Off

Unbelief is the force that gives birth to all of our bad behavior and every moral failure.

  • Tullian Tchividjian |
  • June 16, 2011 |
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Eight Marks of Stiff-Necked People

Pride keeps us from hearing what God is saying. Pride makes our necks stiff.

We're Just Like Jonah

When we decide to run from the Lord, Satan is happy to provide the transportation.

Children’s Curriculum That’s Not Afraid of Blood

Children’s Sunday School literature in American evangelicalism is often bloodless and boring. But there’s good news out there, and here’s one example.

Only The Gospel Fills Our Sails

Michael Horton rightly warns against depending on “guidance technology” to put wind in our sails...

  • Tullian Tchividjian |
  • June 13, 2011 |
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Don't Do That!

We all fight every day against various temptations that visit us and revisit us. No one is immune to wrong desires.

Baptists and Baptisms

The latest numbers are in for Southern Baptists, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, and they’re not pretty.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 13, 2011 |
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Pity the Graduate

It’s a tough year to graduate from college.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 09, 2011 |
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Dick Van Dyke: A Television Legend Searches for Joy

Now 85 years old, Van Dyke has just released his autobiography that reveals his desire to know God and the meaning of life

Where Do You Stand With the Lord?

You are blind and only God can give you sight.

Are You Smarter Than Anthony Weiner?

What we need is not intelligence, but wisdom. Wisdom includes seeing where the way I want to go will lead.

Of Circumcision and Prayer

Does it matter that San Francisco may ban circumcisions? Or that a federal judge has prohibited prayer at a Texas graduation?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 06, 2011 |
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11 Questions a Pastor Should Ask Himself

Good questions prod us along toward greater effectiveness in fulfilling our calling. Here are some probing questions that I have found helpful in pastoral ministry.

Adoption, Identity, and Kung-Fu Panda

We all face them, but for children who’ve been adopted, there’s often a special sense of helplessness in the face of the "who am I?" and "why?" questions.

Competition with Other Churches

Competition between churches is one of the most prevalent yet least talked about issues in church-world.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 02, 2011 |
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Unsung Heroes of the Bible

Aristarchus, Archippus, Nympha, Justus... just a few of the Bible's unsung heroes, "unsung" because they were primarily focused on making sure that the praises of Jesus Christ were sung by people from all tribes, tongues, and nations. When your most passionate desire is that Christ's praises be sung, you too can be an unsung hero.

I’m a Complementarian Man With an Egalitarian Wife; Can I Pastor?

The call to ministry is almost all-encompassing, and it engulfs an entire family in a mission many of them didn’t choose. Being a pastor’s wife doesn’t just mean being married to a pastor. It’s a way of life.

"God Gave Me the Gift of Desperation"

The gift of desperation means that God has so emptied you that you have nothing left but God.

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