Dr. James Emery White

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Dr. James Emery White

Principles vs. Practices

One of the most glaring divides in the life of many churches is the divide between principles and practices. A principle is an understanding about how to do things; a fundamental truth about the way things ought to be. A practice, of course, is what you actually do – and ideally, as a result of a guiding principle.

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.

Would Martin Luther King Jr. be Heard Today?

As the nation celebrates what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 85th birthday, but would the worldview that he put forth in his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" get a hearing today? Hardly.

Lesbian Funerals

A Colorado church cancelled a funeral service for a lesbian woman minutes after it was scheduled to start. Let’s state the obvious. This was a mess. So how we can avoid such messes in the future while serving any and all who might reach out for a Christian church at a time of grief?

Are You Charlie?

The echoes of the murders in France have reverberated around the world. In solidarity, the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie (I am Charlie) has gone viral. But are we truly ready as an American culture, much less a global one, to mean such a thing?

Let the World See

My heart has been filled with a fair amount of grief of late over the many pastors I have become aware of – seemingly more than usual of late – who have felt forced to resign or have been outright fired from their churches.

Into Great Silence

I was able to use the holiday break to catch up on a few videos that I've been wanting to watch. One, in particular, left me stunned by its beauty. And it may have been one of the most beautiful, riveting spiritual films I have ever seen.

New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Church (2015)

What would a set of New Year’s resolutions look like for you and your church, your role as a leader, or simply as someone who wants to live a life of strategic Kingdom investment? And specifically, what if they came from the Bible?

The Year (2014) in Review

This is the time to recap the year that was. There are a number of ways to do it, all of which are interesting. But how do you really get a twelve-month snapshot of a culture's zeitgeist?

Best Toys Ever (2014)

In a complex, "always on" world, perhaps what we need to remember is that we need to intentionally unplug every now and then. Even if just to remember that the best toys in the world – like the best times – are the most simple.

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