Dr. James Emery White

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Dr. James Emery White

Moving Through Sin

We all sin. Real, honest, hard-core moral rebellion. From addictions to pornography; from an uncontrolled temper, a critical spirit and uncontrolled tongue to greed and ambition; from cut-loose pride to adulterous thoughts and even actions. We are sinners. Present tense. Today. Multiple times.

Divorce and Domestic Violence

A survey by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) found that 1 out of every 4 women surveyed said they were violently attacked by their husbands or boyfriends. Where is the church when it comes to the physical abuse of women? Where are its leaders?

Why You May Not be Growing As a Church (2016)

It’s one of the most pressing questions pastors and church leaders ask themselves: “Why aren’t we growing?” Churches are living things. Living things grow. If you’re not growing – even if just in compensation to what you’ve lost through transition – something is wrong.

The Slippery Slope to Incest

The idea of a “slippery slope” is important to understand. It refers to a step down a particular path that, whether intentioned or not, could lead to slipping down and falling much further than you could ever imagine.

Church Money Gimmicks

Webster’s dictionary defines “gimmick” as “an attention–getting device or feature, typically superficial, designed to promote the success of a product, campaign…any clever little gadget or ruse.” Churches use money gimmicks all the time.

Does God Look Good On You?

God should look good on us to others. God looked good on Jesus. I’ve always marveled at how Jesus could proclaim absolute truth without compromise to those far from God, and then have those very people invite him to their parties.


If you ever get a chance to visit Paris, you will be tempted to spend every minute walking alongside its canals, getting lost in the Louvre or exploring the back alleys of its many quarters. But I hope you have a chance the little village of Chartres (pronounced shar-tras) just 40 miles or so southwest of Paris.

The Age of Rage

When something is in fashion we say, “It’s all the rage.” But what do we say when the “rage” is rage itself? I’ve been taken with the recent rise of anger in our culture on both an observational and personal level.

The Bystander Problem

A story that has always intrigued me, and that I actually wrote about last year in a summer blog, came back to mind this week. It revolves around the murder of a woman named Kitty Genovese. Why has this come back to mind? Her murderer, Winston Moseley, died in prison this week at the age of 81.

3 New Outreach Realities... That Many Churches Still Don't Get

One of the easiest mistakes to fall into is “strategy rut.” Meaning you embrace a certain strategy during its anointed heyday but then fail to keep abreast of how the Holy Spirit seems to be anointing different strategies now. There is a simple truth about strategy: it’s not permanent.

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