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What Subway Can Teach the Church

“We’re continually looking at just about any opportunity for someone to buy a sandwich, wherever that might be,” says Don Fertman, Subway’s Chief Development Officer. ”The closer we can get to the customer, the better.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 29, 2011 |
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Is the Bible Reliable for Truth about Jesus Christ?

Why should anyone believe that what the Bible has to say is true? Isn’t the belief in the historicity of biblical texts similar to faith that Zeus reigned from Mount Olympus?

When Being the Church Seems Counter-Intuitive

If Christianity and Islam are merely two optional means to reach the same ultimate end, then Christian churches helping Muslims remain Muslim is a moot point.

Engaging Culture, Not Condemning It

Once upon a time, evangelicals set out to create a richer culture, abandoning the combativeness of fundamentalism and choosing instead to engage in a more thoughtful participation in America's cultural life. It's been a bumpy ride.

Building the Church: A Plea to Pastors (and Laypeople)

There’s more to a pulpit than a link to the past. Pulpits aren’t about tradition. They’re not about the “way we’ve always done it.” Pulpits are about building the church on the Word of God.

Recovering Preaching from Mere Adequacy

Compared with the kind of preaching found in most churches today, what was it about the preaching of Haggai and Zechariah that resonated with such power in the souls of their hearers? Five things...

Where is God When the Earth Shakes?

Natural disasters like the earthquake in Japan do not need to be placed in the context of a judgment from God. But if earthquakes are not God’s specific judgment on a specific people, then what is God’s purpose?

The Church's Response to Japan

Many millions are suffering at this moment. May we, the Church, serve God well by serving them.

Four Prescriptions for Community

How will Satan attack your church? Does he have a primary strategy, one that seldom fails?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 11, 2011 |
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The "Epic Fail Pastors Conference" Lets Ministers Admit Humanity, Frustration

Most pastors' conferences are flashy events with rock bands and presentations from megachurch pastors who talk about their great successes, usually in terms of numbers. But J.R. Briggs says those presentations didn't match the daily realities for most pastors, so he organized the Epic Fail Pastors Conference.

When it Comes to the Church, Only One Thing is Necessary

To this day I can catch myself tuning out during sermons, especially when the preacher mires down in some biblical lesson. But the moment that he begins telling a story, my ears perk up. All of this causes a person to ask whether preaching is really that important to the lives of Christians and churches.

Holy Spirit Q&A with Francis Chan

Francis Chan, author of the 2009 book about the Holy Spirit called The Forgotten God, now is featured in a film from the BASIC series on the Holy Spirit. Here Chan explains why so much emphasis on the Holy Spirit is necessary.

Why Ask Why? Beyond the Unexamined Youth Ministry

An unexamined youth ministry is a youth ministry not worth doing.

10 Essential Things to Tell People about the Church

Most of us who have given our lives to serving God have had a love-hate affair with the Lord's Church. We hear the not-so-new calls of "Jesus Yes, Church No," and have some things to say in reply...

A Command I've Not Obeyed: Give to the One Who Begs from You

Jesus commanded us in Matthew 5 to "give to the one who begs from you." I know all the major reasons why not to give when someone asks, but this text still unnerves and convicts me.

"Napkin Theology" an Example of One Man Influencing Culture Creatively

If you thought seminary took too much time and money, but were also convinced everyone lacked easily-accessible theological education, what would you create? Stan Ward's "Napkin Theology" is the latest example of Christians making Culture with quality and purpose.

A Gay Awakening?

How can Christians respond positively to the acceptance of homosexuality and gay marriage in mainstream culture?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 28, 2011 |
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Husbands, Love Your Wives More Than Seminary

God has not commanded husbands to love seminary. He has commanded that we love our wives and strive to protect our marriages, even from something as noble as our ministry call.

Who’s Doing the Talking in Our Church Gatherings?

Is the proclamation of God's Word merely a human dialogue---people of rather equal status speaking to each other? Does having a sermon undermine the "priesthood of all believers?" (Read more)

  • Thabiti Anyabwile |
  • February 22, 2011 |
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Great Communicators

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 21, 2011 |
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Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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