The Tabernacle’s Trumpet

A New Perspective by Jamie Buckingham

On this page is a 20-year collection of short columns by Jamie that were published in The Tabernacle’s monthly (sometimes bi-weekly) newsletter, The Trumpet. Often Jamie’s early thoughts for possible book projects or magazine articles with a national audience were tried out here. His writings in The Trumpet were generally in their purist form, with hardly a touch of an editor’s pen. 

While these articles were intended for the local church, Jamie’s wisdom and often prophetic exhortations still reach beyond the bounds for which they were initially designed.

They are divided into single pdf files by year for easier viewing. Though many are shown without dates, they are in chronological order. 

1972 – (5 editions) 9 Steps to a New Spiritual Restoration; Beware of that which is extra-Biblical; My world came to an end 7 years ago this week.

1973 – (4 editions) The average man lives behind a mask…; Several years ago as we were pecking our way out of our denominational shell…; and more…

1974 – (3 editions) Last year a small group of us gathered…; Last year I spend time traveling through Czechoslovakia…; and more…

1975 – (5 editions) One question I asked Kathryn Kuhlman was why are some healed and others not…; Last year when I traveled to the Orient…; A call to slimness…; and more…

1976 – (3 editions) I have been afraid of the unknown…; My lunch with Leonard Ravenhill…; Prophecy on Joy…;

1977 – (3 editions) The word is covenant…; The world is hungry for encounters with supernatural powers…; The call to spiritual maturity is a call to basics… 

1978 – (16 editions) – The size of the body in Melbourne has grown from hundreds to thousands…;Speaking in Greenwood, SC where I once pastored…;Spiritual giants have big feet…;Very few Christians know who they really are…; Rules for community (family) living…; more…

1979 November – (single edition) Remembering George Sowerby

1979 special edition – (single edition) Historical sketch of the Tab; Who our elders are and what they do; Tab government; and more…

1979 – (18 editions) Everything was past due…; “You cannot walk close to God without wanting to mature…” The Tabernacle was built so if the Holy Spirit ever let it would fall apart…” the Masters Road community and the Emmaus Road community…; and more…

1980 – (24 editions) A fool uses his reserve and does not replace it…; Guidelines for relationships; Nobody likes to be around a doting grandparent who is always showing photos of grandchildren…; Religious pigeon holes; Something odd has been happening here in Florida…; “The Holy Spirit is not looking for a building, he is looking for a body…”; Where you invest you life is more important than where you invest your money…; and more…

1981 – (20 editions) 10 things to do when you are under siege…; 5 things to do when under attack by the enemy…;When the Holy Spirit shakes us…;I grew up rebellious…; and more…

1982 – (23 editions) Any church that is Sunday oriented and building centered is a dying institution…; When I wrote Jesus World last year I did not realize just how close we are to “automated Christianity”; “The older our church grows and the larger it grows the more difficult it is to change…; I am an idealist when it comes to giving gifts at Christmas…; and more…

1983 – (12 editions) At the beginning of the year I felt the Lord was saying it was time to grow…;We are changing. The cloud is moving and God has told us to stay under it…; and more…

1984 – (12 issues) The tragedy of some many churches is they are built around a single leader…; Commissioning of Home Group Leaders; and more…

1985 – (11 editions) I am convinced that the Tabernacle Church is entering a new era of  Pentecost…; A number of you are new at the Tab and are wondering how we function as a church…; Where are we going to get $2 million we need for a new building…; and more…

1986 – (9 editions) The Tab has two missions; Come and see/Go and tell…; The problem with most preaching and a lot of teaching is the preacher/teacher winds up answering questions no one is asking…; These are exciting yet critical days for the Tab…; My love affair with Inez Thompson goes back 22 years…; and more…

1987 – (7 editions) Every church as a spirit, an identify, a personality… years ago God told me never to turn the Tab over to the professional…it is to be run by us amateurs…; Tab people join Jamie in Israel for on-location video taping…; and more…

1988 – (21 editions) I have struggled with the mission statement of the Tabernacle Church simply because it keeps changing…; Titles, I have discovered, corrupt…that is one reason I has shunned the title of “pastor.”; Church Policy issue; The Tabernacle Church — Who We Are; and more…

1989 – (16 editions) Recently our dancers came to the platform during the time or worship…; I believe the 90s will be years of profound change and preparation…; and more…

1990 – (13 editions) — It’s possible to be so busy doing God’s work that you don’t have time to hear God’s voice…; The diagnosis of cancer in my kidney and lymph glands instantly catapulted me  into a new dimension of life…; and more…

1991 “The Message of Suffering” – (Single edition) “There is no fear of dying for me. I know that my salvation is secure in my relationship with Jesus…” 

 1991 – (13 editions) New Tab leaders appointed…; Several years ago the elders called for a stop to add a 3,500-seat auditorium … and instead help establish new churches in the area…; We met with our home group just an hour after receiving the news that a new cancer was attacking my body…

1992 – (Single edition) The report in early December that the doctors has found cancer in my liver was not something I wanted to hear…; and more…

Guidelines for committed body – date unknown (Single edition)