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Pastors Blog Posts

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.

Guarding Hearts: An Interview with the CEO of Covenant Eyes

Ron DeHaas, CEO of Covenant Eyes, joins me for a discussion about pornography and its effect on the family, as well as steps Christians can take to protect our hearts from lust.

Religion and Sex Quiz

Jennifer Wright Knust from Boston University, tries to demonstrate how “murky and inconsistent and prone to being hijacked by ideologues” the Bible can be.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 27, 2011 |
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Too Good To Be True

Forgiveness full and free is the hardest thing for us to believe as Christians. We think it’s a mark of spiritual maturity to hang onto our guilt and shame.

A 19th-Century Response to Rob Bell and Love Wins

The rejection of the doctrine of Endless Punishment cuts the ground from under the gospel.

Have I Committed the Unpardonable Sin?

If you care enough to ask the question, the answer is no.

We Are Seasoned Do-It-Yourselfers

When will we learn that Jesus is not glorified by our “doing” things for him, but that He is glorified by our resting in, and receiving, what he’s done for us?

The Plantation Church

It’s surprising how few open, transparent and practical discussions there are about racial matters in the local church.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 23, 2011 |
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