Dr. James Emery White

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Dr. James Emery White

Your 26-Year-Old Target

Quick: Who are you trying to reach? Please don’t say “everyone.” If you are crafting a strategy to reach “everyone,” you are virtually guaranteed to reach “no one.” So let’s get focused on who we are trying to reach for maximum impact.

Give Everything But Up

There is a trend picking up steam across American school districts to do away with the designation of “Valedictorian,” the top high school student in terms of GPA. I am not a fan. It continues to feed the “everyone gets a trophy” mentality that has become so pervasive, devaluing hard work and determination, persistence and self-discipline, healthy competition and drive. The very things that set a life apart.

Unreported Regret: The Rise of Gender Reversal Surgery

In a day of “fake news,” (serious as it may be) it is the under-reporting of serious news that may be more culturally dangerous. Particularly when that news goes against a larger narrative that is being used to promote particular agendas. Case in point? The transgender debate.

Drying Off

Nothing is more moving, more meaningful, more inspiring, more invigorating to me than a baptism. A life that has been changed emerges from the water, publicly confessing Jesus as Forgiver and Leader. Yet in a conversation with a member of our staff, I was lamenting how some Christians forget the effort that was made on their behalf to come to Christ. They turn away from the heartbeat of the mission that resulted in their faith.

The Real Sexual Revolution

By now you’ve read more than your fair share of stories surrounding the death of Hugh Hefner, the found of the Playboy empire and self-styled leader of the sexual revolution. But what is the real sexual revolution that has been unleashed?

Celebrating 25 Years

This weekend, our church will mark its 25th anniversary. On the first Sunday of October in 1992, Mecklenburg Community Church held its first service. And for all 25 of those years, I’ve had the privilege of being the church’s pastor. There is much I will celebrate with this milestone.

25 Years of Leadership Lessons

This weekend, Meck will celebrate its 25th anniversary, and I have had the privilege of serving as its senior pastor the entire quarter-century run. Which got me thinking… if I could go back in time, what would I tell that young church planter in 1992?

Vaccines and Apologetics

There was a fascinating study conducted that examined how much we cling to lies in the face of truth. The focus was on myths about vaccines. The study found that when told the truth about side effects, we stick to misconceptions.

Death by iPhone Syndrome

The world waited breathlessly last week for the announcement of the latest iPhone. Few things have transformed our world more than the smartphone. And not simply by what it has created, but by what it has ended. Let’s call it the “death by iPhone” syndrome.

Three Blunt Interpretations

In a study just released by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), the verdict is clear: “The American religious landscape is undergoing a dramatic transformation.” In my last blog I detailed the 14 statistical headlines. This post offers three necessarily blunt interpretations.

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