Beyond ‘McPrayer’

July 20th, 2015 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Sometimes I’m afraid I treat God like the drive-through window at McDonalds. I scan the menu board of “promise verses,” place my order, and then race my engine as I wait impatiently.

One week in 1988, I decided that I would try to get beyond my “McGod” mentality of prayer and just praise the Lord—without placing one “order.” I picked the wrong week!

Monday, I discovered we had a little over one hundred dollars in our check book and bills of over a thousand dollars. Wednesday a publisher, who owed me several hundred dollars in back royalties, announced that it too was broke. I was tempted to shout my order into menu board speaker, but I managed to simply praise God that week.

Friday, while on my way to the bank for a loan to cover our bills, I stopped by my daughter’s school to pay her tuition. There had been an error last semester and we didn’t owe money that month. Praise the Lord!

My next stop was at a Christian university to check on some advertising copy I had recently written. “That was great,” the director announced. “We’d also like you to rewrite all our admissions brochures. Do you think you could do that for around a thousand dollars.” Praise the Lord!

I never did get to the bank. All our bills were paid! God does inhabit the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3).

Copyright © 2005 James N. Watkins

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Related trivia
The 2015 American Customer Satisfaction Index Report ranked 18 fast food chains by staff, courtesy, speed of checkout or delivery, quality of the food and order accuracy. At the very bottom: McDonalds. Number one is a store that closes on Sundays and strives to operate on Christian principles. Imagine that! Congrats to Chick-fil-A!

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I am so sorry to have kept you in the dark about my latest book project. I can finally unveil the cover and title: The Imitation of Christ: Classic Devotions in Today’s Language. Here’s an excerpt from the book from Worthy Inspired:

      Because The Imitation of Christ has had a most profound effect on my spiritual life, I am pleased to offer this updated version arranged for devotional reading. I have carefully updated William Benham’s 1874 translation with modern and inclusive language that remains faithful to the original message. I have arranged the passage in a systematic order and added biblical passages which introduce and reinforce the theme of each chapter.

      I pray this edition of the classic work will provide a new generation of readers the life-changing message of The Imitation of Christ.

You can currently read daily one-line excerpts on Facebook and Twitter.

It releases January 12, 2016, but you can pre-order the hardcover today!
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A leather edition will be available in time for Christmas 2016.

I am so excited! But most of all, I am so grateful for your prayers over the months I have been working on this book and your continued prayers that it will indeed change lives. (Click to read the many ways this book has already been a bit miraculous and read a sample chapter.)



Stephen R. Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People notes that our lives can be categorized into four quadrants: Important/Urgent (tornado warning), Unimportant/Urgent (telemarketing calls), Unimportant/Not Urgent (watching reality TV) and Important/Not Urgent (spending time with God and family).

Unfortunately, the Unimportant/Urgent often dominates our lives responding to a squeaking wheel while the engine oil is low and the engine is overheating.

The Bible book of Acts notes the importance of giving our attention to Important/Not Urgent issues.

      [A]s the believers rapidly multiplied, there were rumblings of discontent. The Greek-speaking believers complained about the Hebrew-speaking believers, saying that their widows were being discriminated against in the daily distribution of food.

      So the Twelve called a meeting of all the believers. They said, “We apostles should spend our time teaching the word of God, not running a food program. And so, brothers, select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will give them this responsibility. Then we apostles can spend our time in prayer and teaching the word.”

      Everyone liked this idea, and they chose the following: Stephen (a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit), Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas of Antioch (an earlier convert to the Jewish faith). These seven were presented to the apostles, who prayed for them as they laid their hands on them.

      Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed amazing miracles and signs among the people (6:2-8).

Distributing food to poor widows, certainly qualifies as an Important/Urgent crisis. However, the Important/Not Urgent issues were being neglected.

Some thoughts:

1. We should stick to our unique gifts and not get distracted by urgent needs that can’t be met by our gifts and abilities.

2. All positions in the church need men and women “full of faith and the Holy Spirit” [and] full of God’s grace and power.” (Stephen was no less called and equipped than the apostles!)

3. If everyone is fulfilling his/ her unique roles, all important needs will be addressed.

Copyright © 2015 James N. Watkins

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As I send in my latest book, triumph . . . and terror

Yep, that’s how I looked Saturday morning at 11:15 when I finally worked up the courage to click SEND and email my latest book to Worthy Inspired Publishing. After feverishly working on it since this spring, sending it off produced a sense of triumph and absolute terror!

Hopefully, I can release some details soon. It’s been more worship than work since it’s all about lifting up the name of Jesus. It will be out in time for Mardi Gras—I mean Lent—of next year.


Encouraging writers in Pennsylvania this month

I’ll be speaking at two of my favorite conferences this month:

July 19-24, 2015
Montrose Christian Writers’ Conference
Montrose, Pennsylvania

July 29 – August 1, 2015
Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference
Cairn University, Langhorne, Pennsylvania

And this week’s favorite cartoon:


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My understanding of “holiness” began growing up in a conservative Methodist church with an active “temperance” program. Holiness simply meant no smoking or drinking. When I attended a Wesleyan college as a theology major, I learned the “doctrine” of holiness, which left me confused as to where I was in the process: “initial, progressive, or entire”?! I also learned I was actually rather “liberal” because I grew up watching TV, going to movies, and playing outside on Sunday afternoon.

As a Wesleyan minister, I toed the doctrinal line and obeyed the official rules, without having a clear understanding of how holiness actually “worked.” Then I came across an amazing, baffling and confusing Scripture: Hebrews 5:8:

      So even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered.

What?! The very Son of God learned to be more like, well, the Son of God by the things He suffered. Was Jesus, as Isaiah writes, “despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering” (53:3) because He obeyed His Father? Or did He obey His Father because he was “despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering”? That’s whole other article.

Here’s one thing I do know. The only way I have personally become more like the Lord I love is through hardship and heartaches. I have learned absolutely nothing from success, but I have learned much from suffering. That’s the message of Romans 8:29—although we much prefer the previous verse:

      And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

And what is that purpose? The very next verse spells it out:

      . . . to be conformed to the likeness of his Son.

God takes “all things” that cause hardships and heartaches and uses them to produce in us “the likeness of his Son.” (God does not cause these “things,” but He does redeem them for good.)

Often, we try to make living a holy life complicated by trying to explain it, turn it into three-point sermons, or divide it up into “initial, progressive and entire sanctification” so we may obtain this “second work of grace.”

I’ve become convinced that a) being conformed to the likeness to Christ is the essence of holiness and b) that holiness comes through allowing God’s Spirit to shape us into that likeness through hardships and heartaches.

And I’ve also become convinced the “good” God promises is holiness. Good is not happiness, pleasure, prosperity, a “God loves you and has a wonderful Porsche for your life” healthy and wealthy kind of good. The Greek word Paul chooses for good, agathos, can be translated “of a good nature, useful, helpful, excellent, upright, distinguished, or honorable.”

Second Corinthians 4:8-11 reinforces this concept:

      We are hardpressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may be revealed in our mortal body (my emphasis).

God the Spirit takes all that hard-pressing, perplexity, persecution and striking down and empowers us “so that the life of Jesus may be revealed” in our lives. And that, in my simple little mind, is holiness.

Copyright © 2013 James N. Watkins


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A case for polygamy?!
Soon after the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal, a Mormon polygamist has applied for a license to marry a second wife. According to The Associated Press, Nathan Collier, 46, and his partners, Victoria and Christine, applied for the marriage license in Billings, Montana. (You may know them them from the reality TV show “Sister Wives.”) Collier legally married Victoria in 2000, but his “spiritual” marriage to Christine is not legally recognized. I saw this coming nearly 15 years ago while writing my newspaper column. [Continue reading]


Cure for write-arrhea
Several super-star bloggers are calling it quits! Andrew Sullivan, who pioneered journalism blogging, is quitting. Heather Armstrong, the original “mommy blogger,” is quitting. Amy Becker, a popular blogger is also quitting, but not before she wrote a fascinating post, Why Bloggers Are Calling It Quits.

Becker notes her reasons for unplugging her popular blog:

      I yearn to slow down. Instead of creating post after post, I want to focus on writing that allows me more time and thought. Blogging itself—its immediacy, its informality, its conversational tone—is fleeting. There’s always an occasion for another update, another issue to comment on.

I totally get it!

I’ve been online since 1997. In 2005, this blog hosted 1 million visitors. I did it by posting every single day. I found myself on the hamster wheel, furiously searching the Internet and rummaging through all the trivia moth-balled in the back of my mind for the next blog post. I can’t imagine the number of hours I’ve dedicated to regular postings! It was draining: mentally, emotionally, and—although I didn’t sense at the time— relationally and spiritually.

In recent years, I cut back to only three original posts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. And at the beginning of this year, I cut back to one original post on Mondays, a guest post on Wednesdays, and a round up on my Facebook cartoons and comments on Friday.

Finally, in June, I gave myself permission to cut back to be one post each Monday—and most of those have been re-runs. (And I’m discovering most of my visitors are digging around in my archives filled with hundreds of articles rather than viewing the current post.)

Remarkably, even though I have had a busy month with conferences, I have made amazing progress on my latest contracted book. I didn’t realize how much time I had spent creating fluff and fleeting comments for my website. Plus, I’ve been more present with my wife and family. Most of all, I’ve enjoyed having what’s left of my brain back. (In addition, I recently resigned from teaching at Taylor University and from serving as communications pastor at my church, so I’m sure that has also freed up more than a few brain cells.)

I’m done with write-arrhea—writing crap just because of a self-imposed obligation. So, while you can still count on a hope and humor post every Monday, I’ll be posting new content only when I must write and not writing stuff I have to post simply because it’s Monday. I’m through with striving for thousands of page views, high Google rankings and top 5 percent Alexa scores. (It will be interesting to see how this change does—or doesn’t—affect my “numbers.”)

So, unless I just have to comment on breaking news or some monumental event, I’ll see you next Monday with something new—or more likely, a “best of” post.

Copyright © 2015 James N. Watkins

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I have in my right hand, direct from my home office in Corn Borer, Indiana, today’s category: Top ten posts from June 2015

10 . Does DNA disprove evolution?

9. God is never late, but he sure is slow

8 . Top ten things almost as good as sex

7. Who is the supreme super hero?

6. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s commandments for cultural change

5. Hope and humor cartoons

4. Children who marry their parents: the psychology of courtship

3. What was Paul thinking when he wrote 1 Timothy 2:12?

2. “It Is Well with My Soul”: the rest of the stories

And, the number one post in June 2015 . . .

1. Were U.S. founding fathers Christian?



Biblical archaeologists claim to have uncovered a never-before-seen transcript of Gideon’s battle briefing to his 300 men taking on an enemy army of 100,000 Midianites, Amalekites and Parasites:

My fellow Hebrews, ask not what Israel can do for you, ask what you can do for Israel. I can only offer you blood, sweat, and tears, but history will record that this was Israel’s finest hour. Remember the grain! May the force be with you! Let’s go out and win one for the . . .

Uh, excuse me, it’s the Commander in Chief.

Yes, Sir.

Yes, I know we have a numbers problem.

Yes, I thought . . .

Too many? But . . .

Yes, Sir.

Alright, men! Listen up and listen good. Get the women, children, and lily-livered cowards off the battle field.

No! Wait a minute! Maybe you didn’t understand . . . just those with a yellow streak.

Well men, we’re outnumbered, so we’re going to have to go to Plan B—an elite commando force. Now, all you guys weighing two hundred pounds and six feet tall who played lineman for Hebrew High, I want you to . . .

Excuse me, it’s the Commander in Chief.

Yes, Sir, I thought we could use a small SWAT team.

Great, I’ve got some real Rambo types and . . .

Let me make sure I heard that right. You want me to pick the men by how they what?

Yes, Sir.

Okay, men, we’re moving out to the river.

Now, you guys with the wet heads, pack up your tunics and head for your tents. You . . . you three hundred skinny guys, come with me. I’m sure the Commander in Chief has some smart weapons for our mission—laser-guided spears, atomic-powered battering rams, or intercontinental ballistic catapults, or . . .

Excuse me, it’s the Commander in Chief. Yes, Sir.

With what? When?

Alright men, gather ’round for your battle briefing. This is the AK-47 Clay Pitcher. Take care of your pitcher and your pitcher will take care of you. The AK-47 is armed with a 100 millimeter flame-throwing torch. Make sure your torch is well-trimmed and properly oiled. Finally men, the pneumatic-powered trumpet. Now, let’s move out!

I know it’s 01:00 hours, but the Commander says we’re to attack in the middle of the night.

Look, I’m only taking orders from higher up—and I do mean higher up.

Copyright © 1993 James N. Watkins from Characters.

The final score: Gideon 300, enemy 0! Read the original story in Judges 7.

Listen to a related podcast using the story of Gideon in The Ten Creative Commandments

Painting by Nicolas Poussin

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This flag flies higher

July 4 At a church where Lois and I served, there was an American flag and a Christian flag on the platform. One Saturday afternoon, I sneaked over to the church with my trusty handsaw and cut one-inch off the bottom of the American flag pole, so the Christian flag would always stand taller. That flag offers real freedom.


Responding to ruling on same-sex marriage

June 29 I was busy directing the St. Davids Writers Conference when the historic Supreme Court ruling came down declaring states have no right to ban same-sex marriages.

Here are two previous posts that address . . .

A “Christian” response to Supreme Court ruling and . . .

My response to the same-sex marriage debate.

Bottom line: “Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone” (Colossians 4:6).

Photo: AP

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“I am going to build a big cross, higher than any in the world, in a Muslim country. It will be a symbol of God, and everybody who sees this will be worry-free.” That is the dream, now coming to pass, of Pakistani businessman Parvez Henry Gill. Four years ago, the lifelong Christian believes God spoke to him saying, “I want you to do something different.”

That “something different” has resulted in the nearly-completed 140-foot-tall cross at the entrance to Karachi’s largest Christian cemetery where tombstones are routinely vandalized, it is believed, by militant Muslims. Gill believes it will convince persecuted Christians that “some day their lives will get better.”

However, some Karachi Christians fear the massive Christian symbol will make their community even more vulnerable to radical Muslims. But Gill is convinced his cross, built on a 20-foot underground foundation is “bulletproof.” “If anyone tries to hit this cross, they will not succeed.”

That sounds like a triple-dog dare for militants to try to blow it up. Believe me, they already have the cross bar in their cross hairs!

I certainly don’t doubt my brother’s sincerity, but there seems to be a few flaws in his thinking.

First, it’s not the “world’s tallest cross.”

The Millennium Cross is actually 77 feet taller at 217 feet, and is built atop the Vodno Mountain in the Republic of Macedonia city of Skopje.

But that doesn’t stop the people of Effington, Illinois, claiming theirs is “The World’s Tallest Cross.” Towering over Interstates 57 and 70, the “Cross at the Crossroads” is only 198 feet tall and 113 feet wide. It can’t even claim to be the tallest cross in the United States!

“The Great Cross,” in St. Augustine, Florida, actually soars ten feet higher at 208 feet—9 feet taller.

Not to be outdone, Missouri developers are planning the “Branson Cross: World’s Largest Cross.” It will be “nearly 200 feet” once completed. While it won’t be the tallest, it will be large enough to include two elevators. Developers promise free admission and—I quote—“An encounter with Jesus.” Somehow the phrases “elevators” and “encounter with Jesus” seem to be less than comforting! Which brings me to the second issue:

Second, it’s not going to bring peace and end worry

Perhaps the world’s giant cross builders are missing the point when Christ promises, “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself” (John 12:32).

When Jesus—not tons of steel and concrete—is lifted up from the earth, he—not P. T. Barnham-like promotion—will draw all people to himself.

I think the Gill family had it right in the beginning. They have a long history of Christian charity including helping thousands of poor Pakistani children pay for education and covering the cost of over 100 eye surgeries for the blind. That is the way, according to Matthew 25, that Jesus is lifted up when his followers satisfy the hungry and thirsty, provide hospitality to strangers and care for the poor and the prisoners. But not a single command to compete in building the world’s largest crosses.

In Pakistan, in the United States, and throughout the world, manmade things will not make us “worry-free.” But Jesus promises, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” (John 14:27).

Concrete and steel will not convince persecuted Christians that “some days their lives will get better.” On the contrary, Jesus teaches, “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven” (Matthew 5:11-12).

And as 9/11 taught America, no human-built structure is “bulletproof.” Jesus warns, “And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it” (Matthew 7:24-27).

So, may I suggest . . .

• Pray people will put their hope in Christ and not in human-made structures.

• Pray that Christians will invest their efforts and money into things that will last for eternity and not just for tourist season. (Feeding the hungry would be a great start.)

• And pray for Christ to be lifted up around the world.

Copyright © 2015 James N. Watkins (This post first appeared in ViewPoint from the Presidential Prayer Team.)

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Controversy de jour: confederate flag
Displaying the confederate flag is the controversy de jour with the predictable near-jerk reactions pro and con. Here’s my take. If southerners are denied displaying the flag, will the LGBT rainbow flag be next? How ’bout the Christian flag? The first amendment seems to protect them all in displaying a flag representing their cause or beliefs. However, I think I have a responsibility to not intentionally offend or provoke people with my words or actions, so I think the right thing to do is voluntarily take down any flag or sign that a group may find offensive or troubling. It’s the law of love rather than the law of personal freedom. That does not mean, however, that I am going to stop “speaking the truth in love.” It’s complicated, but the bottom line is to do all things in love.


Directing the St. Davids Christian Writers’ Conference
I am so looking forward to being with “my people” Tuesday through Sunday at the conference on the campus of Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania.

Thanks for your prayers for safe travels for everyone attending and for God to work in the hearts of those entrusted with sharing his Word with their words!

I’ll also be speaking at these conferences this summer

July 19-24, 2015
Montrose Christian Writers’ Conference
Montrose, Pennsylvania

July 29 – August 1, 2015
Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference
Cairn University, Langhorne, Pennsylvania

But wait, there’s more: I have a whole ream of writing resources for writers if you can’t join us.


Happy Father’s Day!

June 15th, 2015 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

You can always spot a new father. He’s the one with the high-priced digital camera, an “It’s a Girl/Boy” button pinned to his chest, and a look-what-I-did grin on his face.

It’s hard to believe it been over 35 years since my last trip to the maternity ward for the birth of Faith and Paul, but my pride in my children has never been greater. We have a hallway of childhood and adult photos, words of their wisdom in my journal and 35 years worth of Father’s Day cards in our fire-proof file.

According to the prophet Zephaniah, God is also proud parent:

      He will take delight in you with gladness.
      With his love, he will calm all your fears.
      He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.

Wow! God the Father takes “delight” in his children. He “rejoices” over them “with singing.”

In Job, we find that God is boasting about his child to Satan. And Jesus reminds us that there is rejoicing in the eternal maternity ward when just one sinner is “born again.”

God delights in our praises, just as we delight in handmade cards and special gifts. (I now have a “Hello Kitty” gift bag that is filled with wonderful heartfelt gifts from my grandkiddos.) He also delights in who we are!

He must have that look-what-I-did when we come to him as humble children. And while we are singing praise choruses, he rejoices over us with his own chorus of praise.

Originally appeared in Light from the Word in 1991.

Here are some of my favorite columns and cartoons for dads and granddads:

Becoming like little children
I may be an “adult,” but I’m still just a big kid!

Cartoons on parenthood

I’m going to be a G-Daddy!
Of course we were thrilled when we learned we were going to be grandparents, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to be called “grandpa.”

My real job
Nope, it’s not writer and speaker!

The papoose-driven life
Lessons learned from a four-month-old grandaughter

The Proverbs 32 Man
This just in! Archaeologist discovers long-lost biblical passage

Son of a saint!
When godly parents have not-so-godly children

“Spray paint” parenting
The secret is thins coats of moral and ethical lessons

Talking to your kids about S-E-X
Children will learn about sex—from us or the bus!

Talking to children about war, terrorism, school violence . . .
It’s a frightening time to be a child—and a parent

Top ten things my dad taught me

You may be a parent if . . .
. . . you’ve ever uttered one or more of these classic lines

Praying that you have a great Father’s Day weekend, whether a dad or child!

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“Scrabble,” the original “Words with Friends,” just added 6,500 new acceptable words to its list. So, here are some new words and phrases that should be added to The Watkins New World Church Dictionary:

Bibull: Sermon that takes Scripture out of context.

Bored Meeting: (No definition required!)

Byelines: Third verse of hymns skipped over in congregational singing

Bisectual relationship: Result of marriage between Methodist and Baptist, Protestant and Catholic, etc.

Carnal nurture: Replacing sermons with motivational talks

Church growth: Side effect of too many carry-in dinners

Commviction: Psychological technique used to coerce parishioners to serve on church committees

Deafline: Point pastors pass when their message goes over twenty minutes

Damentalist: Believer who has lost the “fun” in his/her faith

Geek Orthodox: A member of an online church

Heaven’s Gate: Senior Bible class

Helloship: Shallow conversation in church foyers often mislabeled as “fellowship”

Justavacation: Excuses for skipping church

Lite sin: Antonym of “deep sin” having one-third less disapproval than other leading sins

McMessage: Entertaining sermon with little nutritional value

Meology: Self-centered doctrine

Messchatology: Deriving theology from “last days” novels

Ministry: Suffix, which applied to any activity immediately spiritualizes it (ie. sports ministry, beach ministry, Internet ministry, etc.)

Non-prophet organization: Politically-correct church that doesn’t want to offend anyone

Pastornoia: Overwhelming fear that the minister will: a) visit your home while you’re watching Cougar Town, b) see you on your way to the lake on Sunday morning, or c) ask you to serve on a committee

Pew mold: a) globs of gum stuck to the bottom of church seats, or b) person who has been sitting in the same seat, reciting the same testimony, and praying the same prayer for six months or more

Prophits: People in ministry for the money

Sinspiration: Motivation to do something right for the wrong reason

Tele-Vision: Special revelation given to a TV evangelist when contributions fall behind budget projections

Two-timers: Parishioners who only attend at Christmas and Easter

Writeousness: Self-righteous attitude of authors who see the speck of dust in their brother’s eye, but have a plank in their own and . . . Uh, sorry, I’m out of room.

Copyright © James N. Watkins

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“The church is a whore”
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“Cyber church” has bats in belfry
Dealing with church conflict
Top ten signs your church may be prejudiced
Finding still water in the storm: The Book of Joe
A case for women in ministry
Top ten list: When you’re voted out
Wounded shepherd: When is it time to leave the flock?
Considering a post-pastorate career

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Top ten posts: May 2015

May 31st, 2015 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)


I have in my right hand, direct from my home office in Corn Borer, Indiana, today’s category: Top ten posts from May 2015

10. Does DNA disprove evolution?

9. Top ten things almost as good as sex

8. What was Paul thinking when he wrote 1 Timothy 2:12?

7. Demons: Possession or Obsession

6. The cure for the common cold: sex!

5. Children who marry their parents: the psychology of courtship

4. Faith of Our Mothers

3. “More than you can think or imagine” (Amazing book offer!)

2. Were U.S. founding fathers Christian?

And, the number one post in May 2015 . . . and April 2015 . . . and March 2015 . . . and . . .

1. (1) “It Is Well with My Soul” The rest of the stories

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