Dr. James Emery White

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Generation X-Mas (2014)

A couple of years ago a film crew from our church hit the streets of Charlotte to produce a “man on the street” video asking people, “What comes to your mind when you think of the Christmas story?” Number one answer? “The movie.”

"I Can't Breathe"

There would be few reading this unaware of the events in Ferguson, Missouri, regarding the shooting death by a police officer of Michael Brown. This was quickly followed by the asphyxiation of Eric Garner in New York as a result of a chokehold during an arrest. I want to engage the discussion with one thing: "I can't breathe."

Translation vs. Transformation

There are many things that confront leaders regarding the interplay of church and culture, but perhaps none is more pressing than the dynamic between translation and transformation.

How Not to Avoid Comfortable Conversations about Religion

There was an intriguing, but not unexpected, article on WikiHow titled “How to Avoid Uncomfortable Conversations about Religion.” But what if we turned this around a bit? As in, “How Not to Avoid Comfortable Conversations about Religion.”

Clever and True

P.D. James, one of the true masters of crime fiction, died this past Thursday at her home in Oxford, England. She was 94. And I recall her saying something very wise: “For there is much in our world that is clever, yet is not true.”

Thankful for the Fleas (2014)

The barracks where Corrie ten Boom and her sister Betsy were kept in the Nazi concentration camp Ravensbruck were terribly overcrowded and flea-infested. In the Bible they had read that in all things they were to give thanks, and that God can use anything for good. Corrie’s sister Betsy decided that this meant thanking God for the fleas.

Sinful Leaders

I’ve often told folks at Meck that a sinner has to lead the church, so I might as well be honest about it, and to make sure they know that’s what they’ve got. To fail to do so would only add “deceit” to my list of sins.

Family or Store?

I can think of two different ways of viewing a church: a family or a store. And it strikes me that these are the two ways that people who attend can view a church.

Counsel from Thirty Years

Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of my wedding to Susan. So what would someone who has been married thirty years tell others who are more on the front end of things?

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