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!

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 jebbush.com to learn more – OOPS!!)?”  Important questions for sure, but this post is the result of another question that popped...

I met this girl on the streets of Delhi, and you won’t believe what it did to me.

Ever since I announced that I’m going to be running 50 miles on my 50th birthday to set 50 women free from human trafficking, I’ve gotten a lot of strange looks. Most of them have come from the face in the mirror. What am I doing?  Have I lost my mind? (Please keep your answers to those questions to yourself.) But without a doubt, the one question I’ve been asked the most is simply, “why?” The answer to that question started in 2011, but wasn’t fully...