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If You Believe in Privilege, Read This

Recently a video that is supposed to help privileged young people understand privilege has gone through social media. It is one of those videos that makes us say, "Oh my, so this is how life really is!" It is a worldview video, shaping the worldview of unsuspecting souls. It is, in my opinion, expressing an unbiblical worldview, and those who are watching should not adopt it's anti-Judeo-Christian message. Watch the video, then see below for why I disagree. Then share the truth! https://www.facebook.com/JungleVT/videos/1701654019976433/   Why I don’t agree with this video: [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Articles, Current Events|1 Comment

2017 Taos Prophecy Conference

The 2017 annual Taos Prophecy Conference will be Friday – Sunday, October 20-22. This year’s conference features Dr. William Watson, professor of history and author of “Dispensationalism Before Darby.” Dr. Watson was a key figure in a project that archived every English book ever written up to the year 1800. This vast archive of work brought him to a first-hand knowledge of theological thought and historical activity in an era that had previously been closed to most researchers. To learn more about this project, click here to read an interview with [...]

Introducing the New Randy White Ministries App!

Nathan White My father and I have been hard at work thinking of ways to make our content more accessible to the world! His vision has always been to create an online community that is focused on rightly dividing the word of truth. Today it is easier than ever before to join this community, study the Word of God, and "Question the Assumptions." Today we are introducing our first ever smartphone app! One app can change everything! It is now possible to listen to sermons, read your favorite articles from Dr. [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Articles, Current Events, Ministry Updates|3 Comments

Reflections from a Homeless Man’s Funeral

Dr. Randy White This week I officiated a funeral for a homeless man. It was a sociologists dream. Every "misfit" you could imagine was in the small crowd. Several of the men I had met previously just because I'm the pastor of the church on the "main drag," so I was somewhat familiar with a few of them. Others I had never seen. It was a very "free flowing" service, to say the least. Since homeless people like to talk, and since I didn't know the man, I let people share [...]

By | August 31st, 2017|Articles, Current Events, Ministry Updates|0 Comments

Why the Purpose Driven Cult Doesn’t Lead to Meaningful Lives

Dr. Randy White Somewhere in the past 40 years “Purpose” has become our god. I suppose Rick Warren revealed this god more than he invented it in his wildly successful book, The Purpose Driven Life. Somewhere, having Purpose (yes, I’m capitalizing it on purpose, since it has taken a god-like status) became a “must have” for western culture. Earlier this year, Facebook tycoon (and socialism advocate) Mark Zuckerberg spoke at the Harvard University commencement, saying, “Today I want to talk about purpose. But I’m not here to give you the standard [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|Articles, Current Events, Devotionals|4 Comments

The Value of Biblical Exposition in Evangelism

Dr. Randy White Once upon a time, churches met on Sunday mornings for “preaching services.” In these services, preachers preached the Word of God, often verse-by-verse. They were chiefly teachers of the Word, and the faithful attenders were the eager students. They carried their Bible, took notes, and (over time) became experts of the Scriptures. Then, a thing called the Church Growth Movement changed all that. The Sunday morning service changed from the “Preaching Service” to the “Worship Service,” which eventually changed to the “Worship Gathering,” and further changed to simply, [...]

The Sickness in Discernment Ministries

Dr. Randy White NOTE: This article has received criticism both here and here To both ministries, I reached out with a personal contact, giving my personal cell number, and expressing a desire to discuss the issues at hand. With Lighthouse Trails Research Project, I expressed my appreciation for their ministry (they are a good one) and offered to edit the article below, taking any suggestions they might have. The full response from Deborah Dombrowski was, "We don’t have anything to discuss with you about your article as we have already posted [...]

How to Leave a Church

Dr. Randy White Previously, I wrote about How to Join a Church, but there comes a time, for most, when they must leave a church. Sometimes the church just doesn't turn out to be what it appeared to be on the surface. Whether you joined too quickly or the church is one of the many who is trying to be "all things to all people," meaning that their presentation to you was just what you wanted to hear but not the reality of the church, you may have joined the wrong [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Articles, Current Events|0 Comments

How to Join a Church

Dr. Randy White Almost everyone has had the experience of searching for and finally settling into a new church from time to time. As a pastor of over 25 years, I've welcomed well over 1,000 new members and countless more new "faithful attendees" in churches I've served.  I want to share a few words about how to join a new church from a pastor's perspective. I will use the words join and member in a pretty broad scope since some churches have formal membership and others do not. (That would be an article for another [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Articles|1 Comment

Why Church Planting Should Not Be Funded

In a rather "accidental series," I've written an evaluation of the church planting movement, followed by my thoughts on why your church won't be able to find a pastor, and then gave some instructions on how to start a home church. Each of these articles had the common thread of the dismay over the condition of the church in our day. Now I'd like to complete these thoughts with a further word about church planting. I am convinced that the church planting movement, with all its failures, has been responsible for [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Articles, Current Events|0 Comments