J. Marshall Jenkins

Author, Therapist, Spiritual Director

Mercy on the Bloody Pass

Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy (Matthew 5:7). They call me good.  I say, not so fast.  Like anyone, I’ve done damage.  Unless a man never emerges from the shadows, someone sees his face and hates him for something.  Who am I to say they have no reason? So don’t call me […]

Comedy in the Book of Jonah

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled (Matthew 5:6). Amid the doom and destruction of Joel, the jeremiads of Jeremiah, the abominations of Amos, and the cosmic upheavals of Daniel, the canonizers of scripture in ancient Israel placed a little piece of comedy, the Book of Jonah. Yes, […]