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!

We can learn a lot from Perry Noble. Here are 5 things that are really important.


Like so many, my heart was saddened to hear the news out of Anderson, SC, where Perry Noble was recently removed from his position as Senior Pastor at NewSpring, the church that he started 18 years ago. There’s no doubt that the church world is divided into Perry fans and Perry critics, and too often we can become blinded by those agendas in times like these. I believe that if we are, we’ll miss the valuable insights that can be gained from the situation. I’m sure there are...

3 Days, 3 Shootings: Here Are 3 Things You Can Do About It


Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, Uptown Dallas. 3 days, 3 horrific events, one nation full of outrage and disbelief. During times like these, it can be so easy to feel frozen by the enormity of the situation, and as a result, end up doing nothing when we all know that somebody has to do something. While I recognize that my perspective is limited (and I in no way would assume to understand what people with a very different perspective could be feeling), I do believe that all of us are facing the...

The dark side of Easter


For many, Easter doesn’t have a dark side. But for me? Well, let’s just say that I was introduced to the dark side of Easter a mere 7 months after we planted The Gathering, the church which I founded and pastor. And like most bad relationships, my meeting with the dark side took place online as I scrolled through my Twitter feed just a few hours after we’d turned out the lights and locked the door on our first Resurrection Sunday. It started innocently enough. We had just set...

Everyone can do something for someone


As I finished my last training run yesterday, it hit me… I’m done. Sure, there’s the small detail of actually running 50 miles on Saturday, but as far as getting ready for the biggest run of my life, there’s not a single thing left to do. I’ve run almost 600 miles over the last several months. I’ve posted countless updates on social media. I’ve tagged numerous news outlets (hopefully it has increased the traffic for WBTV, WSOC, WCNC, FOX News, Fox...

The genius of Jesus


Sometimes, questions fly through my head and won’t leave.  Questions like “How could the Carolina Panthers play their worst game of the season during the biggest game of the season?” and “How does a major presidential campaign not ensure that they’ve locked up all the domains with their candidate’s name in them (see to learn more – OOPS!!)?”  Important questions for sure, but this post is the result of another question that popped...