Paul Jenkins

Hey! I am so glad you’re here!

I love writing, and I really love it when what I write is read by people who love interacting with me!  Below you’ll find a handful of my most popular posts (well, if you’ve got a seven-fingered hand!). So, go grab your favorite beverage and spend some time with me. We’ll both be better for it!

What Trump and kneeling NFL players have in common (and why it’s keeping us from finding a solution)

There are moments when things can get so heated, so polarized and so political that no matter what anyone says, things seem to get worse. This is one of those moments. Millionaires athletes are fighting with a billionaire president and most people who are neither of those would be hard-pressed to explain why. The reason is that the fight has eclipsed the cause, and winning has been redefined as “not losing” instead of finding an actual solution. One side makes the other side look bad, and then...

4 things I learned when I couldn’t see the sun

Yesterday, I joined millions of people and spent a good part of the day wearing recycled 3D glasses and looking up in the sky while trying not to destroy my eyes. I also spent a good amount of time contemplating how my vision was changed as a result of what I saw (or didn’t see?). Here, now, are 4 things I learned on the day when I couldn’t see the sun. Everybody knows how to worship I didn’t really get to see the full scope of this truth where I was because my son and I...

Eugene Peterson talked about Same-Sex marriage, and that wasn’t even the most surprising thing

Eugene Peterson, a theologian and writer who is widely respected among Christians pastors and laypeople alike and is best known for writing “The Message Bible,”  recently gave an interview over the phone that caused quite a stir. You can find the interview, published on Religion News Service by Jonathan Merritt, here. He also went on to give another interview that retracted and/or clarified some things he said in the first interview, and that caused another stir. You can read that article here...

“The Show”

I wrote this song when my twin sons, Will and Parker, were 4 in an attempt to try to capture what I thought parenting would be like. 15 years later, as they walked across the stage graduating from high school as members of the Class of 2017, I realize how spot on it was. Time flies, so don’t waste one second of the show!

What’s in your hand?

It seems that whenever God wants to do something BIG in our lives, we feel like we have nothing to offer, and yet God always asks us the same question that He asked Moses in the desert from a burning bush: What’s in your hand? The answer in our case, just like it was for Moses, is always the same: Not enough. But even though we may not have enough, if we take what we have and put in God’s hands, it will become exactly what we need at exactly the time that we need it. Let me say that again, but...