James Tonkowich

Jim Tonkowich is a scholar at the Institute on Religion & Democracy in Washington, D.C. He holds a degree in philosophy from Bates College and both a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Jim is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. He and his wife attend McLean Presbyterian Church in McLean, Va.


Trying Patience

May 06, 2010|James Tonkowich

Why do we need patience in an instant world where most things we consider desirable are available without waiting?  

Share Christ's Sufferings

Mar 31, 2010|James Tonkowich

The cross is not a magic wand.  

Give it a Rest

Feb 05, 2010|James Tonkowich

Stressed? Maybe you need a bit of leisure. Not sure what that looks like? Read on ...  

You Dirty Dear Rat

Jan 15, 2010|James Tonkowich

I pray that one day my friends will say, "Thank you for being such a Rat."  

Giving Thanks Amid the Dandelions

Jul 09, 2009|James Tonkowich

The only way to enjoy even a weed is to feel unworthy even of a weed.

Food, Glorious Food!

Dec 31, 2008|James Tonkowich

Our relationship with it goes deep.

Hour by Hour: It's Always Time to Pray

Hour by Hour: It's Always Time to Pray

May 15, 2008|James Tonkowich

I was having enough trouble trying to have one "quiet time" each day and now I wanted to have five. Strangely, I've found five easier than one.

Love and Suffering in Dante's Purgatory

Mar 01, 2007|James Tonkowich

Why do I suffer? To find some answers, we look back to the 14th century.