J. Marshall Jenkins

Author, Therapist, Spiritual Director

Hope after the Debates

Do presidential debates sap your hope? Let’s go where it’s raining hope.

Pope Francis Takes On Global Indifference

Welcome, Pope Francis!

Yearning to Break the Mainline Silence

If you don’t feel free to speak of your faith, are you really free to be yourself?

Eagles, Rattlers, and Pirates Making Peace

The violent sport taught me a lesson in peacemaking.

Losing My Religion on the 50 Yard Line

Did you ever lose your religion? What religion did you find in its place?

Jesus on Perfection

Jesus said, “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect?” (Matthew 5:48) Here’s my take on it…

Perfection Imperfect

Who was the last person you loved because they were perfect?

The Comic Beatitude

If you’re a cracked pot, you probably hold jewels. What treasure do you deliver?