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It’s Like This: Visions that Help and Hurt the Church (2018)

Hardwired: Finding the God You Already Know (Abingdon, 2013)

God Scent (Corinthia, 2006)


He Took His Wings, And Fled,” Reedsy, shortlisted, 2/22.

My Bug Zapper,” Adelaide Literary Journal, 11/20.

A Mess of Metaphors,” Sunday U Magazine, 12/12/18.

The Rest of the Week,” Catalyst Leader, 7/3/18.

“The Interview,” Group Magazine, 10/24/14.

“Are Christians Intellectually Lazy?” Christian Apologetics Alliance, 2/20/14.

“Getting Over the Camel Hump,” The Layman, 2/14/14.

“Bamboozled by Google,” The Layman, 2/12/14.

“Convincing Others,” Ministry Matters Blog, 11/13.

“Muddy Morality,” Download Youth Ministry Blog, 11/13.

“Certainly Agnostic,” Christian Apologetics Alliance, 10/13.

“Does the M.Div. Have a Future?” Christianity Today’s Leadership Journal, 10/1/13.

“Our Conference on Wheels,” Christianity Today’s Leadership Journal, 9/13.

“ECO Begins Ordinations,” The Layman, 2/26/13.

“Presbyterian Split-Off Gains Momentum,” Juicy Ecumenism, 2/4/13.

“Nice,” Geez Magazine, Spring 09.

Live, the Group/Tyndale version of the Bible, 5/08 (contributor).

“Thanks to Moms,” Honolulu Star Bulletin, 5/12/07.

“Shopping with Jesus,” YouthWorker Journal, 11/25/05.

“Kick the Carwash Habit,” Group Magazine, 3/04.

“The Elevator Pitch,” Group Magazine, 9/03.

“Presbyterians in Cyberspace,” Presbyterians Today, 11/98.


Living the Beatitudes of Jesus, Group Publishing, 6/04.


Crash Course on the New Testament, Christianity Today, 9/08 (contributor).

Emergency Response Handbook for Youth Ministry, Group Publishing, 6/07 (contributor).

Emergency Response Handbook for Small Group Leaders, Group Publishing, 7/06 (contributor).

Youth Ministry in the 21st Century, Group Publishing, 12/05 (contributor).

Plugging in Parents, Group Publishing, 6/05 (contributor).

Essential Messages for Youth Ministry, Group, 2005 (contributor).

Not of This World Devotions, Group Publishing, 12/04 (contributor).

Counter Cultural Christians, Group Publishing, 6/04 (youth ministry rewrite).

5-Minute Devotions for Youth Ministry, Group Publishing, 12/02 (contributor).

Got Jesus, Group Publishing, 02 (contributor).

Creative Bible Lessons in Galatians and Philippians, Youth Specialties, 8/01 (contributor).


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  1. I’ll enjoy checking out your blog Pastor James……I would like to exchange books online and then do reviews for each other on B&N or Amazon? We can send each other’s PDF, EPub or Mobi for free reading then post our reviews. Most of my sales are via Amazon but I do have my novel, Courage Times Three, on B&N too. Your book sounds fabulous. Really want to read it. Do you have enough time to read mine?

  2. Thanks for following my blog. I really appreciated your review of the new movie, “Son of God.” Insightful and honest. Thanks for being genuine and not whitewashing something that’s always in a position of being presented well–the gospel.

  3. Thanks for liking my recent post and following my blog. I’m checking out yours. It’s great to see good solid Christian content.

  4. Hello James! I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog at http://faith1stministries.com I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st because the “just shall live by his faith.” — Sebastian

  5. I hope those of us whose churches bolted for the EPC will not be booed off the site. One can still appreciate Jim Miller’s comments. Even if (in the words of my brother) my church is apostate.

  6. I read your advent blog and it’s brilliant. Wondered if you share your material/thoughts? I’d like to copy it and use it next advent, if you were ok with that. Could you let me know? Thanks!

    1. Hey Susan, sure, have at it. If there’s any chance of dropping a reference back to my blog, that would be great, but feel free in any case. Hey, we just hired someone from Calgary.

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