Why? Why? Why?

August 10th, 2020 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

This global pandemic has infected millions of believers with serious questions about unanswered prayer and unfulfilled promises. Why did I lose my job? Why did my friend die? Why did God allow COVID-19? Here’s my attempt to provide some answers. And for posts on talking to your children about coronavirus, God’s role—or non-role—in the deadly …
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Pop quiz! Which of the following claims have appeared on social media and news sites? Coronavirus originated with Chinese people eating bats U.S. government introduced the coronavirus in 2018 Coronavirus is bioweapon engineered by the Chinese government Coronavirus no worse than the common cold Taller people have heightened risk of catching COVID-19 Nicotine protects smokers …
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It’s only temporary

July 27th, 2020 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (2 Comments)

I posted this during the “Crash of 2008.” It seems especially relevant in the year of Covid-19. I have a friend whose answer to every difficult situation is “It’s only temporary.” That’s great advice as the economy continues to crumble, unemployment increases, homes are foreclosed, and pensions devalue. It’s only temporary. Nothing lasts forever: finishing …
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The National Center for Health Statistics recently reported that the suicide rate across the U.S. increased 35% between 1999 and 2018, the last year with complete statistics. And now, during the global pandemic, mental health professional fear a spike as medical and economic stress increases to breaking point. Here’s hope and help: Each year, more …
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The number one post this month accounting for over 30 percent of all the traffic at jameswatkins.com, looks at the apostle Paul’s letter forbidding women from speaking in church. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. So, here’s the link to: What was …
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Hi, I’m author and speaker James Watkins, and I’m throwing my pen into presidential race! I’m too conservative to be a Democrat, too liberal to be a Republican and too OCD to be a Libertarian, so I am running with the Tupperware Party: “Putting a lid on government.” You can read my entire colorful, durable, …
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Best-selling author and professing Christian Jen Hatmaker is stirring controversy with her recent podcast in which she celebrates her 20-year-old daughter’s identity as gay. In the podcast, Hatmaker says, “I’m so glad you’re gay. I’m so glad you’re free. I’m so glad this is how you were made. I’m thrilled about your future. I already …
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My memories of riding to Florida in the back of my grandfather’s Buick included the shock of seeing unpainted houses overflowing with poorly-dressed children, their bare feet painted red with Georgia clay. Growing up white in a segregated neighborhood and church, I stared at the foreign landscape and people outside the car window that seemed …
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True or False: The Founding Fathers of the United States were Christians who formed a government based on godly principles. Well, the answer is a bit more complex than simply true or false. The “revisionist left” would like to make them secular and the “religious right” would like to make them saintly. Let’s take a …
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Prejudice is not simply a “black and white” issue. There are many kinds of isolation between groups based on age or tastes, physical and mental challenges, levels of education, denominational doctrine, gender, politics and ideology, economics, as well as race and nationality. While I wrote this post for my newspaper column twenty years ago, the …
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