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!

You’ll do more in 2017 with less of these…

We’ve all heard the expression “less is more,” but have you ever thought about how our lives might look if we lived by those words? How much could you and I accomplish if we simply started saying “no” to so many of the time-killers that we all continue saying “yes” to? I’m sure you can come up with a bunch that I haven’t included here, but let me give you a quick list of 6 things that you can use less of in 2017 in order to find yourself...

The 1 reason you can’t afford to NOT be generous

I know. Everyone is asking for money this time of year, and it can be so easy to feel like all people want from you is a dollar (or twenty!). But there’s one YUGE (sorry, Donald) reason that you and I can’t afford to simply shrug our shoulders and walk away from “generosity opportunities” this time of year (or any time, for that matter): God blesses the generous. Now, before you whip out your cash and get ready to invest in God’s great pyramid scheme, let’s...

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...