J. Marshall Jenkins

Author, Therapist, Spiritual Director

Beating the Political Blues

A faith-based response to political polarization.

Aliens in the Bible, Immigrants at the Border

A silver lining in our distress over the border crisis.

The Promise After the Planting: Growing Faith on the Farm

How my mother passed on farm-grown faith to me.

Holy Embarrassment in the Basilica: Epiphany from a Pigeon

Amid all the amazing artwork, architecture, and music in the basilica, my epiphany came from a surprise visitor.

Van Gogh’s Sermons

How would you preach without words? How do you?

On Earth As It Is In Heaven

How to get to heaven before you die.


An invitation to a weekend of learning and spiritual growth.

Ignatius Dreams: A Young Man Learns Discernment & Teaches the World

How the great teacher of discerning God’s will learned the art.

Privilege and the Compassion Deficit

A call for kindness to ourselves in tough times.

Acceptance Amid the Unacceptable: A Meditation on Serenity and Justice

You can accept things as they are and do your part for change too. Here’s a perspective on that.