Jamie Buckingham

  • A Word of Hope for Those Who Feel Homesick This Christmas

    A Word of Hope for Those Who Feel Homesick This Christmas

    Editor’s Note: This article by the late Jamie Buckingham originally appeared in Charisma‘s December issue in 1982. I write this aboard a jet airliner speeding south from one of the nation’s great northern cities. I am heading home for Christmas. How eager I am to see the face of my wife, embrace my now-grown children

  • Hotheads in the Household

    Hotheads in the Household

    I never heard my father and mother argue. I now know they often disagreed. But they considered it bad breeding to argue in front of their children. It was an unreal world for a kid to grow up in. There was one time … I was about 10 years old. I woke in the middle

  • Choosing to Obey God When Everything Is Against You

    Choosing to Obey God When Everything Is Against You

    I was fresh out of seminary and the new pastor of a Baptist church in a little South Carolina town when Martin Luther King Jr. led his famous march from Montgomery to Selma, Ala. We did a lot of talking about racial segregation in our deacons’ meetings those days. Everyone was defensive. “We’re integrated,” one

  • Recognizing and Defeating the Seductive Spirit of the World

    Recognizing and Defeating the Seductive Spirit of the World

    The head of a large missionary organization told me that they are being sued by two of their members. These people had earlier dedicated their lives to missions. Now they have various ailments. One man has ulcers. A woman, who lived in the tropics, has skin cancer. A “Christian” lawyer, hearing of their problems, advised

  • Hope for All of Us

    Hope for All of Us

    Eleven years ago, my daddy died. It was Sunday noon. We had just come in from church and the phone was ringing. It was my mother in Vero Beach, Fla. “Daddy has just gone to be with the Lord.” As long as I can remember she had called him Daddy. The kids all called him

  • Dangerous Games Christian Men Play

    Dangerous Games Christian Men Play

    Last year, I almost quit playing racquetball. Almost, but not quite. I’m glad I didn’t. Racquetball is a high priority in my life. By that I mean I play three times a week and often carry my racquet, shoes and shorts when I go out of town. When I’m at home, I divide my playing

  • Hacking Down the Devil’s Life-Stealing Agenda

    Hacking Down the Devil’s Life-Stealing Agenda

    Note: Jamie Buckingham’s insight in this 1990 Charisma & Christian Life column still challenges believers to this day. We honor his memory today, as Feb. 17, 2017, marks the 25th anniversary of his death. We have four generations living in our home. Jackie’s mother, Daisy Law, is 82 years old. She has Parkinson’s disease. Some

  • Throwing the Spirit of Murder Out of the Church

    Throwing the Spirit of Murder Out of the Church

    Note: Jamie Buckingham was a prolific writer with a quick wit and a passion for sharing biblical truth. In honor of the 25th anniversary of his death, we offer you this timely 1989 Charisma column. One early morning in January, the lights in the Florida State Penitentiary flickered and dimmed as the executioner pulled a

  • What You Should Do When a Spiritual Leader Falls Into Sin—and What You Shouldn’t

    What You Should Do When a Spiritual Leader Falls Into Sin—and What You Shouldn’t

    Note: Today is the 25th anniversary of prolific writer Jamie Buckingham’s death, yet this column he wrote for Charisma in 1992 still speaks a powerful word for our culture. When Dan Rostenkowski, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, was asked by a reporter if any of his checks had bounced in the congres­sional bank, he

  • As a Christian, I Refuse to Be a Conformist—and So Should You

    As a Christian, I Refuse to Be a Conformist—and So Should You

    Note: Jamie Buckingham’s wit and wisdom from a 1979 column in Charisma still makes you think. We honor his memory today 25 years after his death. It seems I am to spend my life paddling upstream. While many of my Christian brothers are happily floating with the current, here I am, doggedly battling in the

  • Why God Is Saying Slow Down Before You Burn Out, Man of God

    Why God Is Saying Slow Down Before You Burn Out, Man of God

    Note: 25 years after prolific writer Jamie Buckingham passed away, this Charisma column from 1980 is still timely. Even my wife (especially my wife) knew I was going too fast. Like a speeding train, I whistled through grade crossings, roared over trestles only moments before they collapsed (thanking God I had made it just in

  • Jamie Buckingham: Real Power Runs Deep

    Jamie Buckingham: Real Power Runs Deep

    Note: This column by the late Jamie Buckingham first appeared in Charisma magazine in the 1980s. Charisma is featuring Jamie on this final day of its 40th anniversary celebration. Several years ago my family and I spent some time with friends in Washington state. One afternoon they took me through one of those big dams on the

  • Jamie Buckingham: Healing Life’s Scars

    Jamie Buckingham: Healing Life’s Scars

    Note: This column from the late Jamie Buckingham first appeared in Charisma magazine in the 1980s. Charisma is featuring Jamie on this final day of its 40th anniversary celebration. Scars are not evidence of imperfection; they are evidence of healing. Your scars glorify God. In his book A Few Things I’ve Learned Since I Knew

  • PAT ROBERTSON: ‘Miracles Became the Central Focus of Our Program’

    PAT ROBERTSON: ‘Miracles Became the Central Focus of Our Program’

    Note: This article appeared in the April 1983 issue of Charisma magazine. Recently the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network sat down with his long-time friend Jamie Buckingham and answered some pointed questions which give insight into the philosophy behind America’s oldest Christian TV network. Buckingham: Recently Christian Cen­tury magazine said the problem with Christian

  • What Mystical Longing Calls Us Home for Christmas?

    What Mystical Longing Calls Us Home for Christmas?

    Editor's Note: This article appeared in the December 1982 issue of Charisma magazine and was written by Jamie Buckingham, former senior pastor at Melbourne Tabernacle Church in Melbourne, Fla. Buckingham died in 1992 at age 59.I write this aboard a jet airliner speeding south from one of the nation’s greatest northern cities. I am heading home for…

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