James Emery White
James Emery White is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, NC, and the ranked adjunctive professor of theology and culture at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, which he also served as their fourth president. He is the founder of Serious Times and this blog was originally posted at his website www.churchandculture.org.

When You Need to Rebuild Trust

Religious leaders should lead the way in trust issues like caring, truthfulness, and handling resources responsibly due to the nature of their role – but they don’t. What’s up?

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Update: When MultiSite Works Against the Mission

The larger dynamic of our decision to return to one campus just seems to be renewed energy and focus and passion. It was such a pure missional decision, made from a position of already existing health and growth, that it poured even more fuel on the fire.

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Speaking to Your Church on Race and Racism

Racial division is our culture’s most pressing concern, and it is a deeply biblical and spiritual issue. To not address it would be overlooking the largest elephant in the cultural room. And, I might add, the Christian room.

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The Social Media Paradigm Shift

There are few things more fascinating – and more pressing – to social scientists than to discover what our new digital world is doing to us, particularly the new online world.

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Is Giving to a Cause, Not the Church, Even Biblical?

If people do not think giving to your church is giving to a cause, they need cause-lessons. And you need vision-casting lessons.

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When MultiSite Works against the Mission

We are ending our multisite approach because we practice what we preach when it comes to strategic church leadership. Namely, that methods must be ruthlessly evaluated in light of missional effectiveness. This not only means asking if they are still “working,” but how well they are working.

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Clarity Process

Three effective ways to start moving toward clarity right now.