Dr. James (Jim) J. S. Johnson – Writer
Dr. Jim Johnson’s connection to the world of birds includes earned degrees in the biosciences; an ecology-related certification by (and years of service for) the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission; years of teaching bioscience, ecology, and ornithology courses (for Dallas Christian College); various published writings about birds; and teaching his grandkids to love birds.
Jim (a/k/a JJSJ) has also served, internationally, as an onboard naturalist/historian lecturer on 9 different cruise ships, belonging to 3 different cruise lines (Norwegian Cruise Lines, Orient Lines, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines), visiting countries as diverse as England, Iceland, Russia, Estonia, Portugal, Honduras, Norway, Finland, Spain, Ireland, Germany, and the Cayman Isles, — as well as to Alaska (4 times) — always with emphasis on the wonderful birds that God has made.
It was Mrs. Thelma Bumgardner, a Biblical creationist elementary school teacher, who gave Jim a bird book (in 2nd grade), who introduced Jim to the magnificent treasury of God’s avian marvels. It was Bob Webel, as Jim’s youth/college pastor during AD1973-AD1976, who taught Jim the Biblical theology of God’s wonderful (and recent) creation.
(Jim has taught for Letourneau University, Dallas Christian College, Concordia University Texas at Fort Worth, and ICR-SOBA; now he teaches and otherwise serves at the Institute for Creation Research, as Associate Professor of Apologetics, often writing in Acts & Facts.)
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- Articles by James J. S. Johnson here:
- Bird Brains, Amazing Evidence of God’s Genius
- Alaska’s Bald Eagle
- Hidden-in-Plain-View Lesson from a Motmot
- Great Blue Heron: Patient, Prompt, and (Rarely) Pugnacious
- Sneaky Roadrunner
- Rock Partridges: Lessons About Hunting And Hatching
- Steller’s Jay: A Lesson in Choosing What Is Valuable
- Yellow-headed and Red-winged Blackbirds: Living on the Inside or the Outside?
- Birdwatching in Iceland
- A Bohemian Goose and a Saxon Swan
- Of Robins, Wrens, and Monuments in AD2015
- European Dipper, Norway’s National Bird
- Pond-side Birdwatching in Florida I
- Pond-side Birdwatching in Florida II
- Pond-side Birdwatching in Florida III
- How Can a Mechanical ‘Cardinal’ Make ‘Selections’?
- Pacific Golden Plover’s Teamwork
- Appreciating Baltimore Orioles and My First Bird Book
- Pacific Golden Plover’s Teamwork
- “Flag That Bird!”—(Part 1) ~ (Part 2) ~ (Part 3) ~ (Part 4) ~ (Part 5)
- Trumpeting A Wildlife Conservation
- A Diet of Jackdaws and Ravens
- Want a Home in the Mountains? Some Birds Have One!
- Skinny As A Rail? Not Me!
- The Ghost Army – Repost
- Enter Into His Gates With Thanksgiving
- Choreographed Choir on the Wing: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
- Endemic Treasures of the Cook Islands: Atiu Swiftlet and ‘Gospel Day’ Holidays
- Bluebirds of Happiness, Plus Enjoying a Lutefisk Banquet
- Little Blue Heron at a Rural Pondshore, Seen at a Summer Rekefest
- Teach Your Children The Right Passwords!
- Deceptive Cuckoo
- Cattle Egrets, Cattle, and Other Herbivore Neighbors
- Northern Raven and Peregrine Falcon: Two Birds Supporting the Manx Coat of Arms
- Arctic Terns Set Mileage Records As Frequent Fliers
- Busy Spectators, Oblivious to Hummingbirds
- Looking Back 100 Years, at the Migratory Bird Treaty: A Bird’s-eye View of How It was Hatched
- HORNBILLS THAT UNDERSTAND MONKEY – Re-post
- Making a Joyful Noise in Estonia’s Tallinn: A Quick Memoir of Common Swifts
The Bird Alphabet Series:
- A is for Avocet, Albatross: “A” Birds, Part 1
- A is for Accipiter and Alcid: “A” Bird, Part 2
- B is for Bluebird and Bittern: “B” Birds, Part 1
- B is for Bobwhite and Buteo: “B” Birds, Part 2
- C is for Cardinal and Cormorant: “C” Birds”, Part 1
About Him and Some of His Articles at Institute For Christian Research: